The Scottish Conservative leader has rebounded from the result and is sticking to the plan: stand up to the SNP and squeeze Labour’s unionist vote.
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The Trade Secretary’s reported remarks suggest a mercantile attitude at odds with the optimistic, free-trading case for a global Britain.
The traditions and idiosyncrasies of our legislature are a precious inheritance, and the Prime Minister must preserve them.
Also: Dugdale attacks Scottish Conservatives as the “Brexit party”; Welsh Tories attack Jones’ ‘snub’ to local airport; and more.
The arcane and unnecessary distinction between private and public sector employees is the root of the problem.
Also: Davies warns Welsh Assembly could be ‘swept away’; Brown bids to unpick the UK; SNP under pressure on finances and education; and more.
If the UK aspires to a global role, we need not just an independent nuclear deterrent but conventional forces that can function without American help.
Brexit-induced outrage hasn’t boosted separatism, and the economic case keeps getting worse. But the SNP’s troops are itching to go, and this might be their last best shot.
Greg Clark and BEIS have the opportunity to create a much more coherent and considerate approach to setting the rules for business.
Also: Corbyn moves to rule out coalition with SNP; Brokenshire embarks on Northern Ireland Brexit tour; Nationalists accused of ‘gagging’ journalists; and more.
Also: Mundell warns Sturgeon against referendum speculation; Smith attacked in Wales over Pfizer links; DUP and UUP clash over Brexit; and more.
Sir Eric’s proposals are a welcome first step towards restoring trust in the ballot box, but photographic evidence is the essential gold standard.
The Fixed-term Parliaments Act is not an impenetrable barrier, but it does complicate things.
Also: Fallon confirms Scottish base expansion; UKIP members decide fate of Welsh leader; Wales to scrap Right to Buy; and more.
It has run badly out of control, but by drawing lessons from past mistakes it could still help to protect future vulnerable people.