Monday, 26 July 2010

Scottish-style powers

Alwyn posts an interesting blog about his participation in a focus group on the coming referendum on Assembly powers.
He's correct to point out that there is more popular support for Scottish-style powers than what is on offer under the current Peter Hain cop-out. His Government of Wales Act was an attempt to kick devolution into the long grass.

Back in December 2009 I wrote: "A far better solution would be to scrap the Government of Wales Act 2006, which insists on this referendum, and allow a new vote on Scottish-style powers."

Alwyn states that the Tories plan to reform the GoWA to change the need for Westminster and Assembly constituencies to have similar boundaries. If that's the case, other aspects of the GoWA can be reviewed.

The need for those greater powers has never been greater.

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