Such specious arguments are more for their own activists’ consumption than a serious effort to persuade British ministers.
Red, White and Blue
Also: Court rules that Lewis has failed in his responsibility to provide abortion services in Ulster; Sturgeon accused of Covid cover-up.
Also: DUP call for ‘unionist unity’ pact is a cul-de-sac for Northern Ireland that the other parties should resist.
The proper response to separatist stonewalling is doubling down, not backing down, on positive, pro-active British policymaking.
Also; does consenting to indefinitely extending grace periods show the EU finally gets the need to change the Protocol?
Henry Hill: If the DUP suffer an electoral collapse, it could bring Stormont grinding to a halt – again
Also: SNP’s nuclear hypocrisy forces MoD to consider relocating Trident even though an independent Scotland would join NATO.
It’s absurd to demand the right to force Scotland into lockdown when you need the British Treasury to pay for it.
Also: Donaldson to lead DUP from Westminster after no MLA will make room for him in Stormont.
Henry Hill: The UK Internal Market Act empowers Johnson to take the fight to Sturgeon on drugs policy
Whilst the First Minister flirts with illegal ‘shooting galleries’, the Government can step in to support the rehab beds Scotland really needs.
Henry Hill: Sunak must always remember that the Treasury is one of the few truly British departments
As Chancellor, he has almost unique scope to make the presence of the UK felt in people’s lives throughout the country. That carries risks.
Also: Ministers give opponents of Troubles amnesty six weeks to propose alternatives and square off to the devocrats over freeports.
One can’t plead both ‘our inter-connected United Kingdom’ against English Votes and ‘the spirit of devolution’ against Ukima.
Henry Hill: Unionists’ court defeat shows scale of the challenge Johnson faces as ‘Minister for the Union’
Whilst the Prime Minister told the Commons he had not repealed part of the Act of Union, his lawyers argued otherwise in court.
Henry Hill: Frost secures a stay of execution for British trade with Northern Ireland, but no sign of a pardon yet
An agreement to extend grace periods would avoid the Government having to do so unilaterally, as it did previously.
Henry Hill: If Wales is last to unlock, will Welsh business pay the price for our disjointed approach to Covid-19?
When the rules are set in Cardiff Bay and the tab is picked up in London, there are lots of cracks to fall through.