UK Labour shadow chancellor John McDonnell has called for a “radical federal” UK.

The move would signal a major change in the UK Labour Party’s position when it comes to the constitutional settlement in Britain.

The Sunday Herald has also learned that other senior figures in Jeremy Corbyn’s shadow cabinet are also looking at formally adopting federalism as party policy.

Last night, McDonnell, Corbyn’s closest ally, gave the clearest indication yet that Labour will legislate for the UK to become a federal state if it wins the next General Election.

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John McDonnell calls for ‘radical federal UK’ as Labour shifts ground on union