SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
Posts Tagged: Alex Salmond
Garvan Walshe: Gloomy Sturgeon projects competence. The Government doesn’t – and the Union may be the price it pays.
The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
Also: Scottish Government faces furious backlash over exam results ‘fiasco’ as Salmond and Sturgeon head for a showdown.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
Nick Cook: Watch Gove’s crucial role as a pro-Union strategist – with Scotland’s elections just ten months away
If the UK government is to succeed in stamping its mark through direct investment, it will need to channel the zeal usually reserved for an underdog.
Two extreme versions of what happens next in Britain. Events are more likely to end up somewhere in the middle.
Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
The former First Minister is a diminished figure, but could still be a potent leader of the Nationalists’ fundamentalist wing.
Also: schools and businesses shut down across the nation; DUP slammed in ‘cash-for-ash’ report; and Salmond’s trial continues.
Also: Government adopts mutually-exclusive positions on the Irish Protocol; Carlaw squares up to Johnson on immigration; and more.
Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
Also: Reports of strong Tory performance and start of the Salmond trial casts shadow over the SNP; DUP claim they will have influence after the election.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
Also: Davidson urges Tories to work harder for Euros; Bradley branded ‘unfit to govern’ by abuse victims; SNP turmoil deepens; and more!