Belfast Telegraph

First and Deputy First Ministers to discuss future of UK with Scottish and Welsh counterparts

First and Deputy First Ministers Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness have announced discussions with their counterparts in Scotland and Wales about the future of the UK.

The talks, following the independence referendum in Scotland, will explore possible reforms in how the nations and regions are governed.

In a statement, Mr Robinson and Mr McGuinness said: "The Scottish Referendum has provided a unique opportunity to examine the process of constitutional change and the impact on devolved institutions.

"Following discussions on Friday, we have agreed to meet with the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond and the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones to identify what issues need to be addressed and how best to do so.

"There is a need for a new conversation with all the devolved institutions around the table. Through collaboration we will be better placed to work in a manner which benefits all our people."

Belfast Telegraph Digital


From Belfast Telegraph