Analysis: Why don’t English regions want more powers?
ANALYSIS: The BBC’s Esther Webber looks at the lack of support for devolution within England in the context of Scotland’s independence referendum, and ponders why English voters seem content with their current political set-up.
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland hogged the limelight in the debate over devolution for most of the late 20th Century, unmatched by any equivalent movement in England.
But then Labour came to power in 1997, promising in its manifesto referendums on regional assemblies.
There was only one problem. People didn’t want them.