The Wales Bill that has been published by the UK Government is far from being an agreement. It falls short of the consensus that Silk worked so hard to achieve, and short too of what the people of Wales expect and deserve. If the devolution dispensation is to last, it must reflect the will of the people and respect Wales as an equal partner in this Union. Any devolution package that treats Wales as second rate is destined to fail. I’m afraid that if the St David’s Day Command Paper forms the basis of the Wales Bill, it has already failed the test of time. It leaves Wales languishing behind Scotland and Northern Ireland and will continue to leave Wales worse off in terms of funding.