The UK government in its submission to the Silk commission said it does not believe there is a case for "radical" changes to Welsh devolution.
The Cons//Lib Dem coalition also suggests responsibility for policing, broadcasting and large energy projects should be retained at Westminster.
They claim scope of the assembly's powers says arrangements are largely satisfactory.
But it says teachers' pay and rail franchising could be devolved.
So much for Peter Black's much vaunted Lib Dems "Influencing Coalition Government"
Because the UK Government views are every different from that of The Leader if the Welsh Liberal Democrats,
Only last week at Subordinate Central. La Passionaria wrote
"The Welsh Liberal Democrats have today published their submission to the Silk Commission, which they believe will make progressive steps in securing home rule for Wales.
In a wide ranging piece, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have called for:
• A new model for devolution
• A separate legal jurisdiction for Wales following substantial preparatory work
• Devolution of prisons and policing
• Devolution of energy planning
• Powers for the National Assembly to alter electoral arrangements for local elections, including electoral reform
and lowering the voting age to 16
• Significant changes to the regulation of broadcasting
• Additional powers for Wales over family services, including fostering of vulnerable children
I am immensely proud of the Welsh Liberal Democrats’ strong held belief of securing home rule for Wales and I believe our submission today follows in that tradition.
The Welsh Liberal Democrats were instrumental in establishing the Silk Commission as we believe Wales must have a proper functioning Parliament. Our proposals today would make a giant step towards achieving that goal".
Kirsty Williams March 2nd 2013And She continued
"We are calling for a new model for devolution which will clearly define what is devolved and what is not. It is evident that there is still a certain amount of confusion over which areas are devolved to Wales and which are reserved by the UK Parliament. Never again can we allow the legal mess that unfolded with the Supreme Court to happen. Wales’ devolution system is crying out for clarity"So far there seems to be no reaction from La Pasionaria Peter Black, or the pages of Subordinate Central on how they can be calling for Home Rule when their Government colleagues are claiming the Status Quo is "largely satisfactory",
There appears to be no influence from the Welsh Liberal Democrats on their Westminster colleagues h.
How ridiculous is it that one part of the Party is calling for greater Devolution while their Westminster Colleagues ar4 putting their name to a submission that
It would be interesting if the Labour Opposition in Westminster plans for Devolution . Will their 2015 Manifesto for the next General Election be any different from Carwyn Jones .
At the end of her report on the Radio 4 Six O'clock News Betsan Powys BBC Wale's Political editor, claimed that
"The future of Devolution lies with who wins the next General Election,"
She is wrong
The future of Devolution depends on the Welsh People. Not the UK Parliament or Silk or an Commission
Only when the Welsh People start voting for Political Parties committed to Independence will Westminster Listen..
Unless this happens we will continue to have piece meal devolution .
In the meantime Welsh Labour ,Welsh Liberal Democrats Welsh Conservatives and even Plaid can call for what ever they like .
Westminster is not listening