'Devolution' is normally assumed to be a democratic process though. Theresa May can't bring herself to devolve power to her own cabinet. It's understandable, I admit. She seems to have appointed idiots. I've noticed she uses a technique of saying one thing and hoping no-one notices she's doing the exact opposite. She varies it with saying 2 things that contradict each other. Their approval rating is +7% apparently so it obviously works.
Having repeatedly voted against the City having a mayor (the rest of us haven't been asked) we now have 1 person whose future political career may be in Westminster, agreeing to do what Westminster want, for the common good, for no more payback than being allowed to do what 'we' want. There seems a contradiction.
Given that Birmingham has acted in an extremely centrist way throughout, I'm pleased to be in only 2 of the 4 West Midlands I'm currently aware of. I'll watch with interest from outside, as I do Europe.
I love Brum though. I hear the New Walsall Art Gallery might close. It's that or social services. Don't get me started on the Staffordshire businessman I was talking to last night, who's 30 year old business almost went down the tube in 3 days through the Brexit currency drop.