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Brian Taylor - The Scottish Parliament (2nd Hand Paperback)

SKU B002114

This important book provided an invaluable guide to Scotland's new parliament. With his unique insight, gained in more than twenty years of covering Scottish politics as a journalist, Brian Taylor offers an analysis of the background and motivations for the most monumental political change in Scotland since the Union.

Taylor examined the popular motivation for devolution - and traces the practical steps which led to the establishment of Scotland's new Parliament. In addition, he provided a challenging assessment of Scotland's political future: tackling the issue of whether devolution will content the Scots.

The author provided a detailed analysis of the various parties' developing attitudes to Home Rule, based on exclusive interviews with the key players in the field including leaders past and present from each of the main political parties.

There is substantial analytical coverage of the Referendum, and of the establishment of the Parliament, following the elections in May 1999. The Scotland Act was assessed, and thorny issues including the European Question and the implications for Westminster - and England - are addressed.

Written in an entertaining and accessible style, this book will be ideal for all those requiring an insight and guide to the key issues and questions faced by the Scottish parliament over the coming years.

  • Format : Slightly Larger 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Non-Fiction - Politics & Government
  • Published : 1999 (Polygon at Edinburgh - 1st Edition)
  • ISBN : 9781902930121
  • SKU : B002114
  • PPC : LL450gm
  • RRP : £12.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"It brings a deep and unbiased understanding to the story of the Scottish devolution and behind the setting up of a Scottish parliament. The more you learn about the setting up of a Scottish parliament the more remarkable it seems. It happened against all the odds simply because some very determined people insisted on treating it as inevitable." - Amazon Review.

The Author

Brian Taylor is a former political editor for BBC Scotland. Taylor - who joined the BBC in 1985 - originally co-presented Left, Right and Centre and was political correspondent prior to his current role. Taylor has covered politics on television since the 1979 United Kingdom general election. Brian continued to cover Scottish Politics for the BBC for a further 20 years.