Let’s have Policy Board outside of the constraints of the Government machine – and a commission on what Britain should look like post-Brexit.
Divert funds from easing tuition fees into funding Further Education; sensible railway investment in the North; and refocus devolution on cities.
Also: Scottish Labour plunge into chaos again as interim leader resigns; Brokenshire threatens MLAs’ pay; MPs debate ‘indyref2’; and more.
Most of the powers involved in ordering the Single Market are technical and trivial-seeming, but supporters of Section 11 of the Withdrawal Bill see danger ahead.
Also: Brokenshire challenges Brussels to find a ‘creative solution’ for Northern Ireland; Jones faces calls to quit after colleague’s apparent suicide; Salmond bids for control of anti-independence paper.
If the Northern Irish Office is manifestly unwilling to move towards direct rule, it has no leverage against Ulster’s recalcitrant legislators.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
Also: Brokenshire announces progress in Ulster devolution talks; Plaid Cymru break off compact with Labour; and Northern Irish Speaker accused of paramilitary links.
We need liberal – not closed – local communities where empowered, innovative and tolerant individuals can bring positive change.
A hopelessly centralised system is now holding back the delivery of care that is tailored to individual needs.
The history of our party has much to teach us about how to build on our modern successes.
We have a duty to the future of Conservatism in Wales, and to the electorate on the whole, to engage in the fight on Welsh terms.
What really matters is proving that devolution has not stalled under Theresa May’s Brexit-focused government.