Duncan Smith out of touch

Jonathan believes Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories are out of touch with the devolution process

For Iain Duncan Smith to suggest that Rhodri Morgan wishes to raise tax demonstrates how out of touch he is with the new constitutional makeup of the UK.

Wales does not have tax-varying powers and relies on the UK Government for funding. Co-operation between the Labour-led Assembly in Wales and the Labour Government in London has delivered year-on-year increases in funding over and above the Barnett Formula.