One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The transfer or delegation of power by a central government to a local or regional administration; devolution.‘her speech on more devo was coherent and well thought through’‘we have known for a week that devo was not on the agenda’as modifier ‘the devo deal has considerable support among Greater Manchester MPs’
- ‘He called for a system of "devo default", where the Government must have a very good reason not to devolve powers on any issue.’
- ‘Were the fault lines already starting to appear even before the serious negotiations about 'devo England' have begun, I wondered?’
- ‘Her speech was a clear attempt to counter SNP claims that voting "no" means no more devo.’
- ‘UK gov/Scotland Office are spending £1.5M on their public info campaign on new devo powers.’
- ‘Devolution can only be discussed in Westminster if ALL parties have a devo option in their 2015 manifesto.’
- ‘But the "more devo" option was excluded on the assertion that a straightforward Yes/No vote would deliver a clean result.’
- ‘I'm from Scotland and I think devo is daft, forget even independence.’
- ‘Big thank you to people of Scotland for putting devo for England on the agenda.’
1980s: abbreviation of devolution.
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