She was a great Prime Minister, but modern conservatism’s veneration for Margaret Thatcher is holding both her party and her values back.
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Also: NI21 civil war rages on; language activist warns of ‘death of Welsh’; and are the NI Tories being undermined to woo the DUP?
Also: From the demise of non-English ‘big beasts’ to increased culture clash – how we might drift apart in the age of devolution.
Half of UKIP’s 2015 voters are open-minded about switching, and can find a place in the Conservative big tent.
Also: Jones overrules local preferences to give Welsh pre-eminence; Scottish Isles bid for more powers; and embattled NI21 leader receives sexual misconduct report.
After winning representation in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, could it become the first party since Irish independence represented all four home nations?
Lord Trimble ‘hurt’ at being ‘kept in the dark’ over amnesty letters; MSPs defer decision on giving Edward Snowden asylum.
Also: Boston archive faces lawsuits after Adams’ arrest; Scottish whisky risks ‘trade war’ over plain packs; and Theresa Villiers breaks new ground for Ulster Tories.
It’s hard to stand with the people against elites whilst telling them what to eat, and to lament a ‘cost of living crisis’ whilst pushing new taxes on life’s pleasures.
Also: On the attack or the defensive, Labour’s attempts to distract from it’s record in Wales put country before party, undermining the Union to attack the Tories.
Also: DUP veto gay marriage a third time; ex-IRA man accuses Adams of giving him orders; and Scottish teachers sack general secretary after three weeks.
The Culture Secretary has taken a strong line on press freedom. Is this a shift in stance from the Prime Minister, or submission to the exigencies of 2015?
Also: Continuity IRA leader shot dead in Belfast; controversy as CBI back Better Together; and Welsh Labour get the knives out.
Also: Former UUP leader slams compensation award against PSNI; Red Road flats saved by protests; and ‘van bomb’ found in Co Tyrone.
The Welsh Secretary savages Carwyn Jones on education and health in his address to the Welsh conference.