Also: The latest dispatches from the devolutionary front lines; and Sinn Fein councillor arrested as DUP plot Belfast comeback.
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Public health builds mechanisms for limitless state interference in our lives but with no clear case for why living longer justifies overriding personal freedom.
Also: NI Justice Minister denies handing Republican prisoners control of prison wing; and Welsh Assembly mulls 18 per cent pay rise.
Unless unionists find the will to stand firm against nationalism’s insatiable demands, they will reap no benefit from the referendum or further powers.
Also: Welsh nationalists press the attack for destructive constitutional change; and Salmond puts a shot over Lib Dem bows with tuition fee monument.
The humbling of Miliband’s star speaker Bill de Blasio shows how education reform divides the progressive coalition, and the limitations of localism.
Also: NI police arrest twelve in anti-dissident raid; Lidl denies banning the Welsh language; and Scottish remembrance dogged by controversies.
Also: Salmond hints at Westminster comeback; Mandelson has “no regrets” on NIO amnesty letters; and Ann Clwyd faces reselection in Cynon Valley.
Also: NI Executive unveils hundreds of millions in cuts as welfare standoff continues; and Fire Brigades Union calls off Welsh strike.
Also: Welsh Labour return fire as Hunt and the Mail assault their NHS record; and the UUP propose electoral pact with the DUP.
Mr Sunak secures a seat after missing out in Hertsmere.
There is nothing uniquely evil about tobacco: the precedents set in the crusade against it will be used in time against all our vices.
Stoking nationalist sentiment for partisan gain has only fuelled the fires of separatism – the party needs a more credible and principled unionism.
The post-war duopoly of highly centralised parties was an historical aberration. Parties should draw lessons from a longer view of British political history.
Cameron and Jones face off over tax powers; Lib Dems try to write PR into English votes; and might we need Ulster Votes for Ulster Laws?