In the last two decades, British politics has entered a period of transformation and unpredictability. The uncodified British constitution, which for decades grew organically, has gone through more change in the past 20 years or so than any other stage. New, devolved parliaments and assemblies were created in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, passing control of significant areas of policy over to the territories that make up the United Kingdom (UK). In 2014, Scotland voted on whether it wanted to remain a part of the UK at all. The answer was hardly a resounding ‘yes’ and the Scottish nationalists are pushing for a second vote.
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