“It is extremely disappointing that an Executive has not been formed in Northern Ireland today. There will be widespread dismay across the community.”
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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.
But more control should also be handed down to Scottish local authorities.
His position as an adviser was more than decorative and he will be a loss. But as someone or other once put it, there is no alternative.
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.
“The SNP play politics as though it were a game. But politics is not a game.” May’s speech to the Scottish Conservatives: full text
“People in Scotland deserve a First Minister who is focused on their priorities – raising standards in education, taking care of the health service, reforming criminal justice.”
Also: Jones wants to turn Britain into a ‘mini-EU’; Ulster goes to the polls tomorrow; and Khan lands himself in hot water with Scottish nationalists.
The report I have been working on over the past year will provide the Government with a clear strategy to help tackle rough sleeping.
Also: May ‘intensifies’ work with devolved leaders on Brexit; Brokenshire attacks one-sided Troubles inquiries; Scottish Labour will ‘never’ back another referendum; and more.
Whether by accident or design, the Government’s appeal has led the Supreme Court to kill off two potential threats to Brexit.
But the need for long term reform of the system will not go away.
Also: Davidson attacks SNP’s efforts to deepen divisions over Brexit; and the Welsh Conservatives criticise Labour’s bid to overturn new trade union laws.
Also: Labour slumps to lowest levels in Welsh polls since last days of Brown’s premiership; and Scottish Tories accuse SNP of a ‘wasted decade’.
Beneath the headlines the Scottish Secretary’s statements were entirely consistent with the Prime Minister’s muscularly unionist approach.