Team games hold key to solving the West Lothian Question – and why this matters for local government

In 1977 Scottish Member of Parliament Tam Dalyell posed a question that is still a subject of controversy. Known as the ‘West Lothian Question’, it asks – Should Scottish Members of Parliament vote on issues concerning only the government of England?

This question is of wider relevance. It applies to any situation where there are two governments, with one whose domain of governance includes the other. For example: national government and local government. Continue reading