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Welsh eyes on Scottish powers' pledge

Close attention is being paid in Wales to the recommendations of the Smith Commission to give Scotland sweeping new powers including control of income tax and the welfare system

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Wales must be offered same powers as Scotland

Plaid Cymru has welcomed the Smith Commission's plan for future devolution to Scotland but says it's disappointed that it 'doesn't fulfil' the promises given to Scottish voters during the independence referendum campaign.

Plaid MP Jonathan Edwards says Wales must now be offered the same powers as those offered to Scotland.

Plaid Cymru believes that Wales is as much of a nation as Scotland, and powers made available to Scotland should also be made available to Wales.

We warned during the passage of the Wales Bill that it would be superseded by events in Scotland, and that has been proved by the proposals of the Smith Commission.

The challenge is now for the Welsh branches of the London parties to explain, if these powers are good enough for Scotland why aren’t they good enough for Wales?

– Jonathan Edwards MP, Plaid Cymru

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