The UK Government-sponsored Silk Commission in its first report recommended the full devolution of minor taxes such as Airport Duty, Aggregates tax, business rates, landfill tax and Stamp Duty, in addition to a tax-sharing arrangement for income tax.
There are three important reasons why the Welsh Government should be empowered with fiscal powers as advocated by the Silk Commission.
So ow many Welsh MPs suppoted the Amendment ? Welsh not British provided us with the answer
Only Four MPs bothered to support this the three Plaid and one Liberal Democrat.
Not one Labour MP in Westminster and now Carwyn "has warned that the UK Government will be “discriminating” against Wales if it devolves Air Passenger Duty to the Scottish Parliament but not the National Assembly."
Or the simple fact that Carwyn has no real say in how Labour really wants Wales to be treated equally with Scotland.
Is it not time we had clarity on who leads Labour in Wales, Carwyn Jones or Owen Smith?
How much longer can we have one in Cardiff Bay coming up with one Policy and another in Westminster doing exactly the opposite?
In the meantime, I take every utterance from Labour about Wales being treated equally with Scotland wit a pinch of salt.