Conservatives in Scotland and Wales should make it their mission to break the stifling consensus in Cardiff and Edinburgh – and embrace cross-border comparisons.
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The Welsh Conservatives are up 80 seats. The SNP miss out on majority control in Glasgow.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
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.
The Government is doing everything it can to equip Wales to seize the opportunities of Brexit – which is more than can be said for Welsh Labour.
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.
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: Brokenshire pledges to focus on victims of republicans; Welsh Tories attack Jones’ record of failure; SNP accused of wasting over £940m; and more.
Wales has held the dubious accolade of the worst education system in the UK for a decade.
Also: Davies defends Welsh devo-sceptics; Tory peer spearheads bid for gay marriage in Ulster; Davidson attacks SNP’s policy vacuum; and Foster comes out swinging for Brexit.
Cardiff Bay’s fixation on state provision is totally at odds with Wales’ co-operative, community-based traditions.
Also: NI Conservatives unhappy but Tory-DUP alliance could – possibly – work; former Plaid leader quits party; and Blair accused of appeasing IRA to secure legacy.