First Minister to Chancellor: boost Wales to keep Scotland in UK

The First Minister has written to the Chancellor urging him to carry out within the next two years all the recommendations of a recent report which said the Welsh Government should be given some powers over tax.

Carwyn Jones has told George Osborne that acting quickly to 'enhance devolution' in Wales will help boost the arguments of pro-Union politicians who will be trying to persuade Scottish voters to say no to independence in the country's referendum next year.

In his letter, the First Minsters says that Wales can play a strong role in making the case for Scotland to remain part of the UK by proving that 'constructive reform is achievable' and that 'separatism is not the only alternative.'