The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
There is deprivation and lower educational attainment in the southern new towns, coastal communities, inner cities and rural coldspots.
They are simply outdated and, given the financial challenge we now face, the often-suggested online sales tax looks even more attractive.
These are my starters for ten – so it’s over to you. What are the biggest choices? What are the problems that we have to get ahead of to keep afloat?
If ministers won’t appear on shows such mine to explain policy, who do they think is going to do it for them?
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
The fundamental premise of Trumpism, namely that globalisation is bad for ordinary people, is false.
Stateside narratives have a tendency to be imported into UK politics – one of the knock-on effects of this messy Presidential election outcome.
If they can’t make a real impact on the lives of working class voters in provincial seats, Johnson will meet the same electoral fate as Trump.
It has shown itself incapable of advocating for the one group specifically named in its title – women – and is too emblematic of identity politics.
Allowing those who we now require to be in education until they’re 18 to lose £350 a week in fixed odds online gambling is madness.
Closing the transition period at the end of the year will cause even greater problems than necessary.
The fact, however, that he has won five million more votes than he did in 2016 does tell us that we cannot write him off as an aberration.
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.