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Opinion: more freedom, more responsibility, more accountability for Wales

The launch of the Silk Commission’s first report this week is a real win for liberalism.

The report looks at the financial powers that the National Assembly for Wales should have, how accountable it is for its spending and how we ensure effective economic policy is rewarded. I welcome the report’s declaration that a number of taxes, such as air passenger duty and landfill tax, should be devolved. But more significantly, the report also recommends that by 2020, …

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  • User AvatarJonathan Brown 27th Aug - 2:33pm
    Well said Caron. I think Eddie Sammon is on to something when he puts this in the context of historic French struggles against the combination...
  • User AvatarLorenzo Cherin 27th Aug - 2:30pm
    Simon , you are right to say thanks to Caron and the team for keeping it going , wrong to think it a thankless task...
  • User AvatarMark Pack 27th Aug - 2:24pm
    Happy birthday - and you're absolutely right about Ryan.
  • User AvatarThomas Shakespeare 27th Aug - 2:12pm
    Happy birthday and thank you to you and the team for all your hard work.
  • User AvatarSimon mcgrath 27th Aug - 2:07pm
    Thanks to you and all the volunteers who keep it going , a thankless task if ever there was one.
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    Happy Birthday Liberal Democrat Voice , we Virgo s , need to stick together !