New Zealand’s largest city is governed by a small, remote body with only a semblance of representative democracy. Given the city’s massive challenges, is that good enough?
What started out as a community project with local schoolchildren has garnered an official endorsement and countless memes. It has also sparked a national conversation
The current government has been keen to centralise but has seen the value of local support during the pandemic.
A year since the law was changed, women were still not getting access to abortion services.
There is talk of delay, but the Scottish parliament has been working since last year to make sure this vote can be held safely.
Local authorities are on the front line of the coronavirus crisis but London continues to hold the purse strings.
It might not have been good for Johnson, but things seem to be working out well for Scottish workers.
History shows that revenge is a dish often served cold in Westminster.
Tensions between regional leaders and central government have reenergised a devolution debate.
Brexit could leave key sectors struggling and the devolved administrations have little power to do anything about it.
There needs to be fair and equal voting rights for young people in England and Northern Ireland.
A new deal has been signed that seeks to encourage Sinn Fein and the DUP to work together.
The £300m extra funding apparently bypasses the official block funding mechanism that has been in operation since devolution.
The independence movement is growing in Wales but it’s not clear whether it would be able to go it alone.
British is an imperial term, not a national one.
Social mobility is linked to geography in the UK – and local leaders should be tasked with boosting it.
In many counties, there are new health centres, roads and street lights that wouldn’t be there without devolution.
Scotland’s decision to reject the Brexit Bill may herald a national constitutional crisis.
London remains incredibly dominant over the UK regions in terms of financial and legislative decision-making.
African cities are failing to raise development funds through bond markets.