Also: May ‘intensifies’ work with devolved leaders on Brexit; Brokenshire attacks one-sided Troubles inquiries; Scottish Labour will ‘never’ back another referendum; and more.
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The First Minister has talked her way into a tricky bind over a second independence referendum. Contriving a Holyrood poll could be her least-worst option.
Sturgeon and Farron are out to whip up grievances for party political purposes. And Corbyn doesn’t know what he wants.
Also: Rudd and Mundell rule out Scottish exceptions on single market and immigration; Welsh Labour team up with Plaid to fight for status quo; and more.
Yes, the Government is unlikely to block outright an SNP demand for a rematch. But that’s not the only card in her hand.
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’.
If she thought the SNP would win another referendum, no compromise would stop her seeking one. She doesn’t.
The First Minister has shifted her ground, and now says that she won’t seek a referendum (for now) if the Government secures a soft Brexit.
Also: Scottish Labour reject calls for SNP pact; Welsh Tories attack Labour NHS overspend; SNP tuition fee policy backfires on Scottish applicants; and more.
Labour have sunk yet further ahead of the local elections, and domestic political challenges are adding to the SNP’s Brexit woes.
Also: SNP MP referred to prosecutors over mortgage fraud; Wales to get income tax powers; Fallon sparks Cabinet row over inquiry into Troubles veterans; and more.
A reply to Mark Wallace’s article of a week ago today.
Also: Brokenshire pledges to focus on victims of republicans; Welsh Tories attack Jones’ record of failure; SNP accused of wasting over £940m; and more.
Their call for a border poll at least three times since June’s referendum result betrays a lack of confidence that such an event could ever happen.