Analysis suggested the smaller map would have produced a bigger Tory majority – but others say it would make it harder for newly-elected MPs to hold on next time.
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Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
The former First Minister is a diminished figure, but could still be a potent leader of the Nationalists’ fundamentalist wing.
A supply-chain shock poses similar problems when it comes to feeding the nation, but it says something very different about the British people.
To deliver on his promise to the House of Commons, the Secretary of State will need to overcome deeply entrenched attitudes in his own Department.
Also: schools and businesses shut down across the nation; DUP slammed in ‘cash-for-ash’ report; and Salmond’s trial continues.
His recent announcement to the Commons suggests the Government may be making another effort to grasp a nettle which his predecessors have neglected.
Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
At one point he even started firing questions back at me from the stage, putting paid to the moderators’ hopes of continuing the Q&A.
The overall numbers are down slightly after the allegations against the Home Secretary and the Government’s defeat over Heathrow.
The decision illustrates how previous parliaments have freighted the process of policy-making with an increasingly onerous lattice of ill-defined obligations.
Also: Carlaw and Johnson meet to discuss tweaks to the points-based immigration system; the SNP make trouble over the Irish Protocol; and more.
If there’s one thing which ought to unite even the most passionate partisans of the different proposals, it’s the abject state of British decision-making on infrastructure.
If governments are going to keep signing up to ‘legally-binding targets’, this sort of thing will continue to happen. Legislative indolence is the root of judicial power.
Also: Government adopts mutually-exclusive positions on the Irish Protocol; Carlaw squares up to Johnson on immigration; and more.