Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Posts Tagged: Scotland
Next week’s council elections: The Conservative / Labour battlegrounds – Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire
Will Andy Street adorn the front pages with a broad grin on his face, the newly-elected Conservative West Midlands Mayor?
A last-minute rejig of the nominations by the leadership saw a new name put forward.
John Lamont selected to fight Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as a poll puts Davidson’s team on course to win as many as 12 seats.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
Henry Hill: The election and Scotland. May is pursuing the most muscular and confrontational unionist strategy since Major’s.
It may go horribly wrong. It’s hard, however, to see that she can be blamed for trying.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
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’.
Her speech yesterday sought to turn a weakness into a strength- by projecting Britain as a globally-engaged, progressive, aid-friendly country.
“We will put the interests of the Union – both the parts and the whole – at the heart of our decision-making.” May’s Scottish speech: full text
She argues that overseas aid is a prime example of how a united, global Britain is a force for good.
WATCH: The Prime Minister in Scotland – “The strength and stability of our Union will become even more important”
Theresa May addresses the Department for International Development ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s upcoming vote on a second independence referendum.
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.