Report 51 Yes 49 No - Rumoured Yougov Poll Tomorrow in Politics Posted September 20, 2014 +1 If Regional Assemblies are good enough for England then Scotland, Wales and NI should be balkanised too. The reality is that Regional Devolution in England is a make job scheme for NuLab political apparatchik's and an attack on existing truly local democratic structures. Wales used to be balkanised - it was called having proper local government. However, since 1996 the number of Welsh local authorities have been drastically reduced, first to 22, and now the Welsh Government in Cardiff Bay wants to see this reduced to just eight. My view is that if the question of abolishing devolution in its entirety were to be put to Welsh voters next Thursday, it would be approved. All that the WG has done for me is impose a 5p tax on plastic bags and pressured local councils into limiting the amount of rubbish I can put out for the dustmen, under threat of a £75 fine.