"I will be voting No. I believe in devolution but real devolution in local communities and councils."
Now I don't know if anyone else follows the gist of the argument but it seems to go something like, 'We can only have real devolution locally if we stop real devolution nationally.'
Now how exactly does that work? Can I suggest this as a hypothetical example:
The Welsh Assembly desires to pass responsibility for a certain service onto Local Authorities in Wales (as they do on a regular basis). Although they already have devolved responsibility for the subject matter, the particular detail needs 'mother's' consent. The National assembly frame the Legislative Competency Order and agree it, they then send it to Westminster for the Commons, the Lords and the Queen to have a look at it. Three years later they send it back to the Assembly with a 'pat on the head' for being so patient. Then it becomes law and local authorities implement it.
Is that what Paul Rogers calls 'real devolution.'? Justice delayed is justice denied.