Also: Mundell calls for devolution within Scotland; and Hammond praises the Ulster economy.
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Lord Howard and Charles Moore cross swords with Lord Hope and Joshua Rosenberg on the changing role of our courts and the criticism it brings.
Extending the window from five years to ten would preserve the benefits whilst removing the threat of a legislative “cliff edge”.
Also: Demands for probe into expenses of SNP MPs as costs soar; economist says Wales no longer ‘significantly underfunded’; and more.
Die-hard Remainers have a clear strategy. The Prime Minister must move swiftly and decisively to defeat it.
Also: Tories pick up two Aberdeen council seats; Jones demands single market access trump freedom of movement; and SNP defeated on controversial football law.
Whether or not May wants an early election is beside the point: recent events illustrate why governments shouldn’t be imprisoned in office.
It flows from the Crown-in-Parliament, so support for it is entirely compatible with advocating Parliamentary sovereignty.
Also: Davies defends Welsh devo-sceptics; Tory peer spearheads bid for gay marriage in Ulster; Davidson attacks SNP’s policy vacuum; and Foster comes out swinging for Brexit.
There is a solid case for the Conservatives not running a candidate against him.
If the former Prime Minister thinks it so important that voters have space to reflect and reconsider, why did he not fight for a less punishing exit mechanism in 2007?
Also: Swinney accused of misleading MSPs over Named Persons; UUP and SDLP offer power-sharing opposition; Plaid AM dismisses Labour pact; and more.
Ministers were concerned that the Nationalists’ version granted pardons for acts which are still crimes.
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.
The recent love-bombing campaign has got the Northern Irish Tories worried. The case for a deal is obvious, but so are the risks.