So finally, the All-Wales Convention, headed by Emyr Jones Parry has published its report.
It is going to take a few days to pick through all of its 120 pages, and I will get back to some of its details later, but for now, here are the key points:
- The existing devolution settlement is too complex, and lacks public understanding
- The LCO system is particularly complex and does not meet basic democratic principles
- Moving to legislative powers would be cost-neutral.
- Public support for devolution (wether existing or increased) is very strong, with 72% in favour
- Public support for increased powers is strong but not overwhelming with 47% in favour and 37% against.
- A referendum could be won if held, but it is not guaranteed and much would depend on timing