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Synonyms for devolution

transfer of power


  • transfer of power
  • decentralization
  • distribution of power
  • surrender of power
  • relinquishment of power

Synonyms for devolution

the process of declining from a higher to a lower level of effective power or vitality or essential quality

the delegation of authority (especially from a central to a regional government)

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Law enforcement, of course, is not the only area where this devolutionist myth - that local officials, as a rule, are better managers - falls down.
The National Assembly does not currently have the power to make or change laws produced by Westminster - something which devolutionists say is crucial to the development of a separate Wales.
No amount of nation-building is going to alter that, whatever ardent devolutionists might wish.
In order to establish a baseline for public opinion in favour of further devolved powers, I suggest that the All Wales Convention, led by Sir Emyr Jones Parry, communicate with previously supportive devolutionists who have lived in North East Wales all of their lives before setting out on a route of great optimism for the WAG to act upon.
That is why he protests so much, because I have exposed him and his party as the anti-Welsh devolutionists they truly are.
The political sphere has already accepted that argument is over and has been won by the devolutionists.
Thus,many Northern devolutionists will be denied hearing speakers such as the first vice-president of the Committee of the Regions, Sir Albert Bore,no less.