The Scottish leader has always tried to temper expectations about the country’s fight with Covid. This could pay off in an independence referendum.
It is poor foreign policy. It will damage Israel’s counter-terrorism efforts. And it’s flagrantly unacceptable to the Palestinians.
Yesterday’s emergency National Convention meeting was a reminder of the influence and power of the grassroots.
“A peace deal that must be based on a two-state solution, with a safe and secure Israel alongside a viable and sovereign Palestinian State.”
Self-determination always involves conflict. In some cases that is justified, a conflict of necessity. In others it is not.
Lloyd George introduced a non-contributory system – unlike the contributions-based proposal from Chamberlain – and its legacy endures today.
For the sake of the country, let us disagree politely and respect each others’ sincerity. We must avoid the mistakes of the past.
There may be a strange applicability for the future in the circumstances that led to the Liberals’ sweeping electoral triumph in 1906.
Think of today’s two main parties led in 2015 by Nicholas Soames and Denis Healey and you are part of the way there.