"Something that has long vexed those with Cardiff's (and only Cardiff's) interests at heart is that the real EU funding was going to the Valleys . . . but EU regulations ensured they could not get their hands on it. Now, because some 6 per cent of the region's population (outside of Cardiff) commutes daily into the city, they feel that a combination of City State and commuters gives them the 'lever' to reallocate Valleys' funding down to Cardiff"