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New financial powers for Wales

The Prime Minister confirms further devolution for Wales, including borrowing powers & referendum on income tax.

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Labour shows true 'anti-devolution' colours says Plaid

Plaid Cymru has joined criticism of the Shadow Welsh Secretary's comments on plans to transfer tax-varying powers to the Welsh Government. Hywel Williams MP says Labour has shown its 'true colours as the anti-devolution party.'

Even the Prime Minister used PMQs to state that he is in favour of taking these further steps to secure the transfer of income tax powers to the National Assembly.

It is a sad day when the Tories in London speak more warmly about Welsh devolution than the Labour party in Wales!

The transfer of income tax powers was proposed by the cross-party Silk Commission, whose recommendations were unanimously welcomed. If the Labour party had such a problem with Wales gaining more fiscal responsibility and accountability then why not say so sooner?

– Hywel Williams MP, Plaid Cymru

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