After yesterday Posting on the Lib Dems at " Subordinate Central" seemingly to achieving a record in posting 5 "News Stories what seems at the same time. I received a comment from a Anonymous contributor.
"it's incredible how much of your blog is dedicated to the Lib Dems - probably more so than even Labour or the Tories! They must be doing something right!
And I'm sorry to say this: but the way you criticse is tribal beyond words. Willott's campaign on girls toys has been quite a potent one I think".
My defence was that ... "its probably Laziness on my part as the Lib Dems keep leaving me a target".
Take the argument over Tax raising powers
“We have been clear that tax devolution should not benefit one part of the UK at the expense of others, but should be a lever to generate additional growth. Requiring any change in the Welsh rate to be the same for all bands is consistent with this approach.”Mr Alexander noted that if the rates paid by the upper bands were lowered there would be a “considerable incentive for high earners to move across the border, benefiting Wales at the expense of the UK as a whole.”
He concluded: “The method we are proposing would provide the Welsh Government with responsibility for almost half the income tax in Wales, which would provide flexibility over levels of tax and spending in Wales and increase its accountability for funding its spending.”
The Plaid leader said: ,,
“In the first instance I think it is time the Deputy Prime Minister came clean and actually spelt out where his party stands. As the letter I received from the Lib Dem Treasury Minister clearly shows, in Government the Lib Dems have no intention of contemplating tax devolution that might lead to Wales being equipped with the powers needed to kick-start the economy.“If there has now been another Lib Dem change of heart, I would expect Lib Dem MPs to back Plaid Cymru calls for the removal of the lockstep and to vote accordingly at Westminster. The current Westminster scatter-gun approach to devolution is another example of why Wales needs to move towards self-government, as advocated by Plaid Cymru.“Rather than waiting for London parties to drip feed powers to Wales, it is the people of Wales themselves who should decide for which decisions should be made at home and which should be shared with others. Pre-election, unionist pledges of jam tomorrow just won’t wash with the people of Wales anymore.”