' idyllic view of the localities - lean, well-managed, and close to the people - is far from the reality.
So for him to now try to portray himself as a 'committed devolutionist
', to further his own career within the Labour Party, is farcical.
9 million voters, higher than some recent local elections, denying devolutionists
any claim that it was unrepresentative.
And the party will co-operate with the Scotland Forward devolutionists
in order to secure a positive turn-out.
As one who lived and worked in North Wales for many years-until quite recently, I fear that the insular approach shown by the Devolutionists
can only be off putting to many of those national ie British and international organisations traditionally responsible for the ingloriously required investments in industrial and commercial products/activities so vital for the very urgent job creation required nationwide.
TONY Lewis (Viewpoints, Wednesday May 7) was correct when he summed up this all-engulfing monster that devolutionists
WELL, you Devolutionists
, (all 0.6% of you) I hope you are happy and content when you look at what you have elected and created down at Cardiff Bay - an all-engulfing monster.
Privately, however, devolutionists
are relieved as they had braced themselves for an outright recommendation to vote `no'.
have finally got what they wanted.
He writes: "The challenge now facing devolutionists
is that unless the way those powers are used is sharpened up there is a risk that support for giving some powers back to Westminster may grow."
No amount of nation-building is going to alter that, whatever ardent devolutionists
In both Scotland and Wales it is hopelessly split between unionists on the one hand and devolutionists
on the other.