Dewi Un and I went off to see David Cameron in Barry tonight. In amongst a few iffy jokes and a light-hearted ‘grilling’ one interesting nugget stood out. Mr Cameron was asked if a full law-making Parliament would be a benefit to Wales and bring more prosperity to Wales.
He said no.
He said that he didn’t support a full law-making Parliament for Wales and that we have to “make the current settlement work”.
Interestingly, in the wake of the Robert’s Report last year (in which the Conservatives outlined their position on devolution) Nick Bourne said that there was still a very real prospect of a referendum under a Conservative government and that he was confident that the “next stage” of devolution would be delivered under a Conservative government.
It seems Mr Bourne and Mr Cameron aren’t quite singing from the same hymn sheet on the subject of devolution…
Hear David Cameron in Barry tonight (apologies for extremely poor audio):
And hear Nick Bourne speaking to me back in November last year:
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