Brown's new "third way" for Scotland: A Federal UK. Is he right?

  • Gordon Brown has set out a "third option" for Scotland's future, based on more powers being transferred to Holyrood after Brexit.

    The former prime minister suggested Holyrood be given power to set VAT rates and sign international treaties.

    I'm not really sure what Brown is calling for here. First he seems to be talking Devo Max, then talks about Scotland being able to sign international treaties. The BBC article says this is a move towards federation, but states within federated countries can't sign their own treaties, so what is he on about?

    And he wants the Bank of England to become the Bank of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland. Note, he didn't say the Bank of UK or Bank of Britain.... he's simply playing to the SNP agenda and I wish he'd shut up.

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