Alot can be made of the Welsh Conservatives and the transition they have made over the past few years. The party has moved from an anti-devolution position towards apparent support for further powers for the Assembly. Under Nick Bourne's leadership the Tories in Wales took on a new pro-Welsh branding and have also voiced support for the Welsh language. These changes would certainly be welcome if they could stand up to scrutiny, but there is an inconsistency across the Conservative Party at the UK level.
The Tories recently examined devolution and the West Lothian Question in a report published by the Conservative Democracy Task Force. It might have been expected that Wales would have played a key role in the report, because the Tories claim that their attitude shift in Wales shows how the party has come to terms with devolution. But this expectation has not materialised. The report barely mentions Wales and instead deals with the contentious West Lothian Question from an English perspective.
There is clearly a confused and inconsistent outlook on devolution across the Conservative party. The Westminster end of the party still wields the influence and the Welsh Conservatives cannot even commit to a party line that would campaign for a 'yes' vote in our next referendum. An English Parliament could well be a step towards resolving the inequalities of devolution, but the early signs are that the Tories would not afford the same justice to Wales.