The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
Posts Tagged: Northern Ireland Executive
The general election may have put the latest crisis on hold, but the dominance of Stormont’s ‘big two’ will keep causing problems.
“It is extremely disappointing that an Executive has not been formed in Northern Ireland today. There will be widespread dismay across the community.”
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: Davidson bullish as donors step forward to back pro-UK campaign; Plaid suspend AM over bullying claims; and the SNP abandon oil.
The Northern Irish Secretary’s options are limited: the root of this crisis is personality rather than policy, and only the DUP can solve it.
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’.
Also: Scottish Labour reject calls for SNP pact; Welsh Tories attack Labour NHS overspend; SNP tuition fee policy backfires on Scottish applicants; and more.
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 botched renewable energy scheme looks set to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds, and an ex-colleague has alleged a cover-up.
Also: Mundell calls for devolution within Scotland; and Hammond praises the Ulster economy.
Also: Tory AM sets out Plaid Cymru vision; Scottish Labour de facto split off; Jones urged to stay on to block Corbynistas from capturing Welsh Labour; and more.
Now there really is a chance to normalise politics – offering a choice of policy to vote for, rather than merely dividing people down sectarian lines.
Also: Davies sets out Welsh Conservatives’ whole-life plan; Davidson closes gap with Scottish Labour; Northern Irish Labour rebel and contest elections; Scottish left clash over tax and oil; and more.