Source: Labour List UK
Keir Starmer is expected to promise a “path to a socially just and secure, modern UK” as he launches a constitutional commission to spread “power, wealth and opportunity” out of Westminster.
In a key speech aimed at Scottish voters on Monday, the Labour leader will set out how Labour aims to deliver “real and lasting economic and political devolution across our towns, communities and to people across the country”.
Gordon Brown will advise the commission. The former Labour Prime Minister earlier this year made the case for a “radical alternative to nationalism” in the form of a “constitutional revolution” to rescue the union.
The commission has been billed as the “boldest project Labour has embarked on for a generation”, and its launch is intended to set the tone for Labour’s campaign in the run-up to 2021 Scottish parliamentary elections.
Using the JP Mackintosh Memorial Lecture to unveil the plans, Starmer is expected to say: “The case for the next phase of devolution was urgent before Covid, but the pandemic has put rocket boosters under it.