Also: Villiers dismisses Sinn Fein call for border poll; Labour and Plaid strike deal to re-select Jones as First Minister; ex-SNP minister claims Lockerbie bomber release was bid for powers; and more.
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The business of BIS should be businesses, and ministers should not allow baggage from previous posts to interfere with their current roles.
A vote to remain will put voters’ insistence that border control is one of the most important issues facing Britain in perspective.
Tory AMs – along with their new UKIP colleagues – risked electing a left-wing, separatist First Minister yesterday.
Also: Welsh Conservatives lack ‘appetite’ for leadership change; a bad night for nationalism in Northern Ireland, Neil Hamilton wins leadership of UKIP AMs; and more.
The Union needs ‘British politics’, a badly weakened concept. Ruth Davidson must keep her party British, as well as Scottish.
Twelve SNP-held seats could provide the next few stages of Ruth Davidson’s long march.
The rotten regime which grew up under Ken Livingstone must not be allowed to re-establish itself now Labour are back London.
Her scores are among the highest we tend to see in our monthly Cabinet League Table – amidst a general fall in ratings elsewhere.
Also: Jones pleads with minor party voters to back Welsh Labour in close fights with Tories; SNP urged to ‘shred’ £10bn deal with Chinese firms accused of human rights abuses; and more.
Almost sixty per cent believe we’ll vote Remain, despite almost exactly as many being definite Leave voters themselves.
He might not get the showdown with Cameron he wants, but the former Welfare Secretary can be a powerful TV performer.
It may only have suspended Ken Livingstone, but those offering Ulster voters the chance to choose a party of Government have been threatened with expulsion.
Also: Dugdale claims Tories are pouring ‘petrol’ on Union; Davies fights back amidst poor polls for Welsh Conservatives; Villiers clashes with Dublin; and more.
We must return to open, transparent political patronage. You can place plum jobs beyond scrutiny and accountability, but not above politics.