Nick Clegg tells Welsh Labour to 'stop the blame game'


Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has accused Welsh Labour of playing a "blame game".

The Welsh government should accept more responsibility for raising the money it spends, he said in an interview with BBC Wales political editor Betsan Powys.

The Liberal Democrat leader said First Minister Carwyn Jones should not expect a "blank cheque".

The Welsh government wants the way it is funded to be reformed and for some tax-varying powers to be devolved.

Mr Jones has suggested that control over some taxes, including stamp duty and air passenger duty, could be handed to the Welsh government.

He also wants his administration to be given the power to borrow money. Currently its budget depends on an annual block grant from the Treasury.

Clegg to Labour: Stop blame game

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