Also: NI Conservatives unhappy but Tory-DUP alliance could – possibly – work; former Plaid leader quits party; and Blair accused of appeasing IRA to secure legacy.
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The recent love-bombing campaign has got the Northern Irish Tories worried. The case for a deal is obvious, but so are the risks.
The Nationalists can only hold their activists back and coalition together for so long, but with no surge in support a second independence referendum is a serious risk.
Also: Sturgeon warned that she risks repeating Labour’s mistakes by governing timidly; Hain hits out at Cardiff Bay for dodging referendum on powers; and more.
The Chancellor’s position recovers despite his advocacy of the Single Market, whilst the Home Secretary falls from 11th to 23rd.
Also: Davies claimes Jones is a danger to the UK; the Democratic Unionists hunt deals in Birmingham; and did Plaid accept a donation from Gaddafi?
Also: Scottish Tories win Labour defection and pitch for more; Welsh Labour attacked by Plaid for backing Conservatives on the Single Market; and more.
Apparently, some people have been using it as a “dirty word” – but he wouldn’t have a cup of tea with Trotsky, Lenin, or even Marx.
The alternative is that somebody else will do it – and this has already started.
Poaching eye-catching individuals with technical expertise but no political loyalty has not proved a good way to run a Government.
May has no reason to believe that the French and German elections will produce stability in Europe. Osborne is asking her to wait for Godot.
Also: Tory AM sets out Plaid Cymru vision; Scottish Labour de facto split off; Jones urged to stay on to block Corbynistas from capturing Welsh Labour; and more.
Cameron was defined as an ‘English toff’ and it hurt him. In this crucial period, the Prime Minister must establish her legitimacy in all corners of the country.
It’s difficult to reconcile the Prime Minister’s evident ambitions with the realities of her circumstances – and not obvious she’s trying to.
Also: First Minister of Wales opposes second EU vote; SNP face budget pressures as support for separation stalls; poll deflates Irish nationalists; and more.