Also: Bebb to stand down as MP over Tory policy on Brexit; Bradley criticised for rushing ill-drafted Northern Irish legislation.
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Conservatism has long been far to hesitant about both reversing bad policy and cutting quangos. May offers her successor an easy place to start.
Also: A good week for devoscepticism as Hunt urges Johnson to rule out new powers for Holyrood; Lidington and Mundell issue warnings on the Union; and more.
Also: Next Prime Minister faces tricky questions on devolution, same-sex marriage, and abortion in Ulster; and May orders a review of devolution – will it do any good?
Also: MPs criticise Foreign Secretary over Ulster veterans; Johnson makes Thomson his Scottish campaign chief; and fierce competition to lead the NIO.
Tempting as it might be to blame Brexit, it has only revealed the problem, the roots of which stretch back long before 2016.
It’s no good talking tough on ID schemes alone when in-person impersonation is such a small part of the problem.
“I will look for the best way to advance the values we fought for…underpinned by an optimistic belief in the value of each individual person.”
The Foreign Secretary has got tough with devocrats pursuing their own foreign policy, whilst his predecessor picks up several endorsements from Scottish and Welsh MPs.
Stewart comes under fierce criticism as candidates float Northern Irish proposals; Scottish Tories’ campaign against Johnson peters out; and more.
Truss and Davidson take the other podium spots, challenging the assumptions held in some quarters about the Tory grassroots.
The specifics of the case warrant all the critical scrutiny they’re receiving, but we must not lose sight of the bigger picture.
Also: Welsh and Scottish Labour throw their weight behind EU referendum re-run after poll drubbing; UUP and Sinn Fein leaders in trouble.
Almost nine in ten of our panellists want May’s successor in place by the start of the summer recess.
In both countries, the votes of both Labour and especially the Conservatives have been squeezed between the Brexiteers and the separatists.