SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
Posts Tagged: Douglas Ross MP
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.
Fox floated a new Parliamentary committee to “determine that decisions across all parts of Government have been taken on the best available evidence”.
All in all, it’s much of a muchness – with Douglas Ross down by about 25 points, now that his Party Conference coverage has faded.
A message from Ross to the Government – and Cummings. They’ve no excuse not to make the Union their top priority.
He is right to suspect value placed on the Union by some senior figures in this government. The Prime Minister must lead by example.
It’s a rotten springboard from which to vault into Party Conference as it begins today. But what goes down may go back up.
Henry Hill: After decades on the defensive, Westminster is finally gearing up to counter-attack the SNP
The Nationalists’ campaign has been so successful that leading pro-UK campaigners shy away from saying ‘Britain’. That isn’t sustainable.
But with the Scottish Government’s ratings apparently impervious to its record, the real question is whether these damning figures will make any difference.
Also: Welsh Government back SNP in fight over post-EU powers; SNP loyalist appointed to head ‘independent’ inquiry as party muzzles MSPs; and more.
Also: Scottish Government faces furious backlash over exam results ‘fiasco’ as Salmond and Sturgeon head for a showdown.
He did not create the problems which bedevil the Party, and his departure alone will not resolve them.
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.
Henry Hill: Reserving control of ‘level playing field’ provisions to Westminster should be just the first step
The May Government set a time-bomb under the Union when it agreed to the mass devolution of ex-EU powers. Ministers must think again.
Four members from the 2019 intake make the top 50, beating longer-serving and higher-ranked colleagues.
For all that Downing Street sources dismissed Douglas Ross as ‘Mr Nobody’, the Prime Minister has decided to replace him with two people.