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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 AvatarAlistair 6th Oct - 7:26pm
    The Tories can put their money where their mouths are and stop bringing in foreign political strategists.
  • User AvatarMichael BG 6th Oct - 7:24pm
    @ Psi I would hope that we wouldn’t want the government to pay for the decommissioning of nuclear power plants that were privatised. However if...
  • User AvatarPsi 6th Oct - 7:20pm
    Stuart "Surely Simon should provide evidence to back up his own assertions instead of others being called on to prove a negative, which doesn’t seem...
  • User AvatarDavid Evans 6th Oct - 7:13pm
    David, The pramble says it already " ... we seek to balance the fundamantal values of liberty equality and community ..."
  • User AvatarCaron Lindsay 6th Oct - 7:07pm
    @stuart: James Kirkup has cleverly debunked almost everything Theresa May was saying. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/immigration/11913927/Theresa-Mays-immigration-speech-is-dangerous-and-factually-wrong.html
  • User AvatarStuart 6th Oct - 7:06pm
    @Simon Shaw "I may have misunderstood it, but I assumed it was actually a surprisingly good explanation of what deterrence is all about" Possibly, or...