Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.
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Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
At one point he even started firing questions back at me from the stage, putting paid to the moderators’ hopes of continuing the Q&A.
WATCH: “I don’t intend to get into a position of criticising the UK government over this” – Sturgeon on COVID-19
The First Minister emphasises that the devolved administrations are working with the Government and there is no disagreement on strategy.
We can’t continue to favour projects such as Crossrail over developing infrastructure in other parts of the country which generate much greater relative returns.
Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
The Chancellor could please every beer & cider drinker; charity donor; motorhome manufacturer, retailer and owner; caravan site owner, and public toilet user in Britain.
Under my leadership, we will stand firm against further constitutional division – and set out a positive agenda for Scotland powering ahead into the 2020s.
It is past time that Westminster overcame its queasiness about pressing the devolved administrations on their dire performance.
Ulster’s major parties are failing to adapt to a changing electoral landscape, creating an opportunity for a new, more practical politics.
Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
Matt Smith: After two wasted decades, it is for the Conservatives to deliver the “devolution dividend” to Wales
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Setting aside the Ulster-specific sections, the proposals for reviving Stormont pledges frictionless trade with the mainland and a commitment on legacy prosecutions.
New Labour’s project of divesting power from the Commons cannot be reversed unless MPs are prepared to take up those responsibilities again.