Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
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The Government’s opponents face a choice between cobbling together a rearguard vehicle for the negotiations or adapting to what comes next.
Also: why the Prime Minister is playing for time on a second Scottish independence referendum; and veteran Welsh MP says her support for devolution ‘a mistake’.
“We will put the interests of the Union – both the parts and the whole – at the heart of our decision-making.” May’s Scottish speech: full text
She argues that overseas aid is a prime example of how a united, global Britain is a force for good.
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
Contrast with the fate of the Lib Dems: on the right our party system has done its job, but on the left it’s struggling.
The seat of our national politics is deeply unfashionable in constitutional circles, but is essential to a well-governed and united kingdom.
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
The Prime Minister records her second-best ever result in our table, whilst the Communities Secretary becomes the first to record a negative score.
The Telegraph and the Sun also have harsh words for the new taxes facing the self-employed… but the Express brushes it off in a sentence.
Also: Davidson bullish as donors step forward to back pro-UK campaign; Plaid suspend AM over bullying claims; and the SNP abandon oil.
The Northern Irish Secretary’s options are limited: the root of this crisis is personality rather than policy, and only the DUP can solve it.
They’ve fumbled a strong unionist position into a serious setback. Let it at least provoke a long-overdue shake-up in capital-U Unionist thinking.
Having a second referendum in the middle of the Brexit negotiations would be very difficult, and it will take time to build the next, very different ‘No’ campaign.