The Foreign Secretary helped to author this important legislation. If Britain is to continue to take a robust stance against Beijing, he must now use it,
But there were a couple of moments of levity – though both men agreed that this is no time for it.
And: the Conservatives hide their own manifesto away. The LibDems bungle theirs – which Prince Andrew wrecks anyway. Plus: election night line-ups.
But the Prime Minister had to proceed with caution in the No Confidence debate, in order to arouse no suspicion that she might seek moderate Labour votes.
We have the full list from the New Progressive Democratic Liberal National Coalition Party – including a three-way Northern Ireland jobshare.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Also: IRA victims calls Corbyn out; Welsh UKIP chief backs Farage; DUP elect first female leader; Carmichael takes police advice after death threat; and more.
Also: SNP forced into tax credits u-turn; Welsh Government fears grant cuts; support for united Ireland falls to 13 per cent; and more.
Also: Jones engulfed by transparency row; SDLP face leadership challenge; Carmichael faces election court; and UKIP brace for Welsh success.
Also: Welsh Assembly in revolt over plans to increase members’ pay; and Carmichael at risk of recall for leaking Sturgeon’s Tory sympathies.
Unless unionists find the will to stand firm against nationalism’s insatiable demands, they will reap no benefit from the referendum or further powers.
It’s all about withholding the power for change from the nationalists. But the question is: will the public believe the Unionists’ promises?
“The rest of the United Kingdom would be asked to stand guarantor for banks over which it had no control”.