Also: Green MSP hits out at nationalist hardliners; cracks appear in DUP’s gay marriage position; and Northern Irish Labour officers resign over infiltration.
Red, White and Blue
Also: Veteran Welsh Labour nationalist floats party split over Brexit; rival parties joined DUP to push for no back-dating of donor transparency in Ulster; and more.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
The Sun comes out for the Conservatives in England. But not in Scotland. “Today, after a gruelling five-year wait, and… Read more »
Also: Welsh economist accuses Westminster of unfairly chancing Welsh tax powers on ‘highly losable’ referendum
Also: Scots crackdown on e-cigarettes proposed; small, viable bomb discovered in South Armagh; and Wales sees New Year’s Eve firefighter strike.
Also: First Green MSP breaks ranks to support the Union; and Scotland and Wales get very different PISA results.
Henry Hill: Both sides pretend Scottish referendum is about their own specific policy proposals, again
Also: Welsh FM would block currency union; Police find no evidence of ‘Yes’ hacking claims; Dissidents bomb Belfast; Universal Credit reaches Scotland.
Also: Treasury defines limits of possible Welsh tax devolution; SNP and Tories vote down ban on spare-room subsidy evictions.
Also: Welsh FM ‘scared’ of tax powers; Independent MSP aims to remove church from Scottish education boards; and things happen in England.
Also: Theresa Villiers sent a bomb in the post and Welsh councils use ‘anti-terror’ legislation to surveil employees.
Also: SNP accuse Labour of stealing credit for public spending spree. And Belfast commemorates the nine victims of the 1993 Shankill Road bombing…whilst republicans unveil a plaque to the bomber.
Henry Hill: Peter Robinson claims gay blood donation ruling has ‘serious implications’ for devolution
Also: Welsh First Minister sees “disaster” if Wales is not given borrowing powers. And SNP accuse Better Together of costing them a by-election
Also in Red, White & Blue: SNP nationalise loss-making airport. And ‘elaborate hoax’ sees false bomb outside offices of Alliance MP
A new entrant into the debate over the West Lothian Question.