It might allow Sturgeon to focus on the progressive, europhile case for independence whilst Salmond rallies leavers and cultural conservatives.
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This astonishing story threatens much more than David Cameron’s reputation. Who will stand up for ‘weirdos and misfits’?
It would surely not be hard to amend it to require ministers to seek the Commons’ authorisation more frequently than every six months.
Henry Hill: Ross’s blitzkrieg didn’t bring down Sturgeon, but Fabius Johnson can yet deny her the prize
The constitutional struggle is a long game, and in the ‘war of position’ unionism is in a stronger position than the SNP would have you think.
A ‘two-tier’ asylum system that penalises illegal entry makes sense, but the reforms to citizenship law are a big missed opportunity.
Once Patel has delivered the Crime Bill, she should back it up with a specialised public order police force
New powers need to be applied pro-actively and even-handedly if they are to do any good. Recent experience doesn’t fill us with confidence.
Parliamentary ‘debates’ often devolve into collections of short, unconnected speeches that are basically being read into Hansard. That must change.
Henry Hill: As the election looms, the tide seems finally to be turning against the Scottish Nationalists
A string of polls have found both the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Union outpolling independence.
Never mind a coal mine – housing is where Jenrick’s planning power really lies. And he can use it to build, build, build.
Like Ridley in the 1980s, the Secretary of State can brute-force his way past the NIMBY’s blocking tactics by granting appeals.
It’s clearer than ever that the Scottish Government is covering things up. But that is likely not enough to bring down Sturgeon before May’s elections.
Liam Fox has confirmed this week that they are part of the Home Civil Service, and thus answerable to the House of Commons and its Ministers.
Henry Hill: Swinney is saved, but Sturgeon’s grip on the Scottish Government hangs by a Green thread
New polls suggest the SNP may still be dependent on their separatist allies to hold on to power in Edinburgh after the upcoming elections.
It makes sense to focus on a private-sector recovery, but a low pay offer to NHS workers sits badly alongside a record deal for teachers last year.
The former will help to rebalance the economy and boost ‘levelling up’, but the latter will squeeze the foreign investment ‘global Britain’ needs.
Henry Hill: Frost’s appointment shows the Government is not resigned to the Northern Ireland Protocol
His extension of grace periods only makes sense as part of a strategy aimed at securing meaningful concessions to assuage unionist concerns.