Philip will be speaking about his recent IEA monograph, Federal Britain, which argued:
- The UK should develop a federal structure of government with very limited responsibilities being held by the UK government.
- All other functions should be the responsibility of a Scottish and a “Rest of UK” – or separate English, Welsh and Northern Irish – parliament
- There should also be a significant decentralisation of regulation, tax raising and spending responsibilities to local government within nations.
- Such moves could raise GDP per capita by 6%
There will also be contributions from:
Dr Alan Convery, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
David Torrance, Biographer or Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon, Historian and journalist
Eben Wilson, Director, TaxpayerScotland
Additional speakers to be confirmed.
Wednesday 27th April 2016, 17.00 – 18.30, followed by a drinks reception
To RSVP, please email here.
In association with Taxpayer Scotland