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Henry Hill: New decade, old story? Smith’s Stormont deal under fire from Tory MPs and Ulster parties
Also: Scottish Conservative leadership candidates set out how they’ll take the fight to the SNP; Jack says no referendum re-run in Sturgeon’s lifetime.
Setting aside the Ulster-specific sections, the proposals for reviving Stormont pledges frictionless trade with the mainland and a commitment on legacy prosecutions.
The final tally is 330 votes to 231 – a decisive margin.
Also: Struggle to succeed Corbyn puts spotlight on Labour divisions over Scotland; and Jack has even more reasons to refuse Sturgeon’s referendum demands.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.
The Chief Secretary to the Treasury wins decisively with over half the vote. Johnny Mercer was the runner up, with more than a quarter.
They support raising the threshold by two to one – a useful reminder that the Prime Minister cannot ignore his Party’s base.
The Prime Minister heads a Cabinet whose stock has risen markedly in the wake of this month’s decisive election victory.
Having misjudged their message, their methods, and their moment, it is astonishing the extent to which the self-styled moderates squandered their resources.
The Prime Minister says that the Government is now “one step closer to getting Brexit done” as his majority breaks the deadlock in Parliament.
The Party actually gained ground in both nations – but the Scots were overtaken by a Nationalist surge, whilst the Welsh were not.
“My Government will embark on an ambitious programme of domestic reform”. The Queen’s Speech – full text
Although Brexit is the headline, the spotlight is on a range of measures aimed at schools, the NHS, the police, and the justice system.
The Prime Minister’s victory is on the same scale as Thatcher’s, but of a different kind. The implications of that could be huge.
The result will probably offer some respite to an industry which has previously come in for a lot of flak from certain quarters for misrepresenting the state of the race.