Changing times

WHAT Cllr Dix doesn’t realise is if there was a No vote in Scotland, the SNP would be in an ideal position to negotiate a much better deal for Scotland. Whatever party was in power in London, things will change.

This means Wales falling further behind the other two home nations. The outdated, unfair Barnett Formula that Carwyn Jones wants to change will still remain if Labour or Tories win the next general election.

Andrew Nutt Heolddu Road Bargoed

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7:18pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Mervyn James says...

The Westminster argument Scotland is better off with increased devolvement, however the policies and finances and global decisions would still remain with the elite in London, making devolved areas subject to string pulling from elsewhere, unless development is a pre-cursor to Independence it is pointless and a sham. Independence should be a bottom line, and devolvement used to hone the systems they need to run themselves. Or we get spurious arguments as we do now devolved assemblies are bloody pointless quangos and waste money etc, Labour in Wales has to set its sights on independence too. They can start by neutering MP's or getting rid of them so we have more direct contacts with a Assembly, already Cameron is reneging on electrification of railways here, they want us to remain reliant on them so they can attack Labour at will, and from afar.
The Westminster argument Scotland is better off with increased devolvement, however the policies and finances and global decisions would still remain with the elite in London, making devolved areas subject to string pulling from elsewhere, unless development is a pre-cursor to Independence it is pointless and a sham. Independence should be a bottom line, and devolvement used to hone the systems they need to run themselves. Or we get spurious arguments as we do now devolved assemblies are bloody pointless quangos and waste money etc, Labour in Wales has to set its sights on independence too. They can start by neutering MP's or getting rid of them so we have more direct contacts with a Assembly, already Cameron is reneging on electrification of railways here, they want us to remain reliant on them so they can attack Labour at will, and from afar. Mervyn James
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1:12pm Wed 19 Mar 14

-trigg- says...

The last thing the labour party want is independence in either Wales or Scotland. In either case, they would see the number of safe seats they could rely on in Westminster drastically shrink in comparison to other parties.

They would much rather both regions with their legions of unthinking Labour supporters remain firmly entrenched within the UK.
The last thing the labour party want is independence in either Wales or Scotland. In either case, they would see the number of safe seats they could rely on in Westminster drastically shrink in comparison to other parties. They would much rather both regions with their legions of unthinking Labour supporters remain firmly entrenched within the UK. -trigg-
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