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that the National Assembly should have "more powers to keep money in Wales for Wales"?
that the National Assembly should have a "strong and equal relationship with Westminster"?
that the National Assembly should "demand our fair share"?
that the National Assembly should be able "to levy a small charge on some of the companies that use us as a gateway"? (Tax-raising powers, by another name, although I'm not entirely sure that I understand what the sentence means).
that the National Assembly should be able to "give the less well off the opportunity to get help and money without being made to feel that they have to beg for it"? (Control over Social Security and Benefits?)
Other than the bit about increasing business taxes (Plaid policy is to decrease them), these statements could easily have been made by a Plaid politician – but they weren't. No, this is none of the usual suspects. These are all statements made by the Tory Shadow Finance spokesperson in the National Assembly, in an interview with a Liberal Democrat blogger.
Could this be an advance preview of the content of the Lord Roberts' report which has been sitting on Cameron's desk for months? Or perhaps an attempt to bounce the Conservative Party into a more radical stance which goes way beyond anything included in the Government of Wales Act 2006?
Somehow, I doubt it. But I look forward to hearing the response of Conservative Central Office.
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