The Prime Minister’s opponents are entirely within their rights to condemn his choice of words, but not to the useful lie that he’s breaking new ground.
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Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
Common law demands we pretend even the most surprising decision has always been the case – but this is fuelling demands for retroactive justice.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
Remainer lawfare and Brexiteer backlash expose the judiciary to public and press scrutiny in unprecedented and possibly dangerous ways.
Also: Johnson says he’ll refuse the SNP legal authorisation for another independence referendum; Varadkar warned against imposing settlement on unionists.
If it is seen as creating a back-door for low-skilled immigration it risks eroding the very public trust which has given the Government political space to liberalise the rules.
The ruling makes it much less clear which side the Supreme Court will take on Tuesday – and drags the judiciary deeper into political controversy.
Many are choosing to depart at an age which would have been very unusual in earlier times, and each gives Johnson a new chance to reshape the parliamentary party.
The data for this was collected before the Government’s string of Commons defeats – next month’s may look rather different.
“In recent weeks I’ve been torn between family loyalty and the national interest… time for others to take on my role as MP and minister”, says Jo.
Henry Hill: Scottish Nationalists, Democratic Unionists, and Sinn Fein put themselves on a war footing
Also: Holyrood system would not serve the purported aims of Tomkins’ new party; Scottish court rejects bit to block prorogation; and IRA in spotlight over donation.
Unable to form a coherent alternative government, Johnson’s opponents place their hopes in yet another extension.
Two-thirds of this latest tranche come with a caveat that applicants may be deselected if the boundary review goes ahead.
Henry Hill: Post-Ruth politics – the battle over her legacy will shape the future of the Scottish Tories
Davidson’s successors must not let recognition of her extraordinary achievements to turn into counter-productive myth-making and a counsel of despair.