So Peter Hain thinks it's time for his 'Government of Wales Bill' critics to 'grow up'. He asks Plaid and the Lib Dems to support his 'radical piece of legislation' to head off any Tory attempts to water it down. Water it down?
A bill that's been drawn up to hide the divisions within the British nationalist Labour Party, instead of looking at what's best for the people of Wales.
A bill that demands that 2/3 of the Assembly members must support a call for a referendum on full law making powers, before such a referendum is activated. 2/3 instead of the usual 50%, making it impossible to activate such a referendum without the support of Nu Labour.
A bill that changes the electorate system, not for the benefit of Wales and democracy, but for the benefit of the Brit Nat Labour party.
A bill that includes pre-legislative scrutiny at Westminster, to ensure that the real powers remains at Westminster and Labour HQ.
Why should Welsh nationalist, and moderate British Nationalists like the Lib Dems support such a bill? In Plaid MP, Elfyn Llwyd's words:
"...we are not going to accept a quarter loaf when we could have the whole lot."Peter Hain has no principles. He supports a law making Assembly, but is too scared to take on the Kinnock's of his party. Hain, it's about time you grew up, and took on the Labour bullies - for the sake of Wales.