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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 AvatarJUF 19th Sep - 10:36am
    @JohnTilley – sorry. In a hurry, didn't mean to sound that abrupt. What I meant was this is actually an opportunity for the LDs to...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 19th Sep - 10:34am
    David Evans What most people want is politicians who will tell them the truth, deliver promises, and be on their side rather than on the...
  • User Avatarpeter tyzack 19th Sep - 10:32am
    Perhaps as a Party we should get things moving by setting an example, scrap our English Party and devolve all powers and responsibilities to the...
  • User AvatarMatthew Huntbach 19th Sep - 10:28am
    In the long-term, I suggest a good model to follow is that of Benelux. Yes, that does mean Scottish independence, and for the other nations...
  • User AvatarJUF 19th Sep - 10:26am
    @JohnTilley - and how is Cameron going to get that through without an overall majority?
  • User AvatarDave Page 19th Sep - 10:26am
    Tony, I believe the former Lib Dem councillor you refer to is a former Lib Dem because he was booted out by a regional disciplinary...