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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 AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:16pm
    @ Tom Papworth - why do you have to rewrite history ? There was no attempt to make tuition fees a red line in the...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:07pm
    Excellent news, lets hope even the thought of Salmond going to the USA on a book tour loses him a bucket load of votes,
  • User Avatarmalc 28th Mar - 6:06pm
    Call me daft by all means, but if I was going to university and I was offered exactly the same course for 6 grand or...
  • User AvatarCaracatus 28th Mar - 6:04pm
    The idea that MPs need a secret ballot to vote for the speaker under any circumstances is absurd. Coming from a Government that forces all...
  • User AvatarPhilip Thomas 28th Mar - 5:56pm
    Couldn't we get an even more progressive tuition fee approach by increasing fees to say, £12,000? Only the highest earning graduates would have to pay...
  • User AvatarStephen Hesketh 28th Mar - 5:52pm
    I also agree with Helen. LDV should strongly reconsider its policy of describing organisations as "Independent" simply on the basis of them not being Lib...
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