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Gordon Brown's proposals for constitutional change to be postponed
PM says constitutional proposals may have to wait

Gordon Brown has said that his plans to give parliament greater control over powers previously held by the prime minister may have to be delayed in light of the terrorist threat facing the country. Mr Brown’s plans include removing the power of the prime minister to declare war without prior approval by parliament, giving MPs… Read more »

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Queen pays tribute to Scottish Parliament's past and future as third session since devolution gets underway at Holyrood
Queen marks Holyrood opening

The Queen has travelled to Edinburgh to take part in a ceremony marking the third session of the Scottish Parliament. The monarch gave a speech praising the development of the independent executive since power was first devolved in 1999. “I’m confident that the Scottish people will be at the heart of the business of this… Read more »

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