By Andrew RT Davies
In the Cardiff Bay bubble, chatter about the Wales bill – and associated constitutional issues - is exciting Wales’ politicos at the moment.
It’s an all too familiar pattern for followers of Welsh politics. Just as we put one constitutional issue to bed, another crops up and grabs column inches. But who exactly is taking it all in?
Don’t get me wrong, these issues are vital, and the UK government has a proud record on Welsh devolution. I’m proud of its determination to find a lasting settlement that works and to confront challenging issues head-on.
Yet – and I know my colleagues would agree - in all my years of knocking on doors in South Wales Central, I’ve never once been collared about the intricacies of a reserved powers model, or given an ear-bashing on legislative consent memoranda. Put simply – people don’t wake up in the morning worrying about niche constitutional topics.
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