Also: Bradley talks up pay cut for MLAs; Williamson to protect troops from SNP tax hike; Foster attacks Varadkar for overstepping in talks; and more.
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Social cohesion is a tricky thing to quantify, but the Communities Secretary should explain how he plans to decide if his pilot programmes are a success or not.
Also: Welsh Government accused of trying to narrow inquiry into Sargeant’s death; Sturgeon attacks disgraced ex-SNP minister for clinging to seat; and more.
Claims that there is no case for them beyond the interests of the Conservative Party ring hollow in the face of the Electoral Commission’s support.
Henry Hill: SNP square up for court battle as Holyrood chief says their Brexit bill is unconstitutional
Also: AMs vote to publish inquiry into whether Jones leaked Sargeant’s sacking; Davidson announces Tory push to form Scottish Government; and more.
It’s one thing to recognise the long-term threats posed by states such as Russia, quite another to meet them.
The Prime Minister, despite her personal unionism, is setting a course for stormy constitutional waters. It will fall to her successors to navigate them.
Also: Scottish Tory MPs break ranks for clean Brexit; Welsh Conservatives demand Jones publishes leak inquiry; Smith attacks Murrison over loyalist’s invitation; and more.
Labour’s recent track record is eye-wateringly poor, but is clearly not enough to endear minority voters to the Conservatives.
Even if the DUP and Sinn Fein could persuade their communities to back the compromises necessary, they have not done so.
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.
It does not stipulate that an invisible border with the Republic trumps the integrity of the United Kingdom.
Also: Tension in Welsh Labour as Sargeant’s son wins Assembly by-election; and Robertson resigns and triggers SNP deputy leadership election.
Also: Bradley admits that she is obliged to call an Ulster election (but won’t say when); Tories attack SNP’s ‘double-dip’ tax hike; and more.
It would be a huge waste to spend huge sums restoring the body of Westminster whilst decanting – probably permanently – its spirit.