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’.
Posts Tagged: Nicola Sturgeon MSP
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.
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
Edward Bickham: To please Brexit zealots, the Government is getting its negotiation plan seriously wrong
We are in danger of asking for the wrong things, in the wrong way and on the wrong timescale.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
Nadhim Zahawi: An independence referendum on the SNP’s timetable wouldn’t be fair to Scotland. But they don’t care.
We cannot have a vote when all that is known is what legal deal has been agreed.
The First Minister says “my manifesto speaks for itself”.
She agrees with the Prime Minister that, “to have a fair referendum, the people of Scotland need to know what Brexit looks like”.
“Now is not the time,” is an eminently reasonable response.
A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
On the eve of our conference, it’s clear that the Labour Party and the Welsh nationalists have yet to wake up to last June’s result.
A third of 2014 Yes voters supported Leave last year. There is an opportunity to split them away from Scottish secessionism.
The most ominous portent for a second poll is that the No campaign has collapsed. It needs rebooting urgently.
Sturgeon wants a poll to be timed to cause maximum disruption to the talks. She mustn’t get away with it.