Also: Foster attends Orange Order march in Scotland; pressure mounts on Wood as Plaid challengers break cover; Sturgeon forced to ditch new minister; and more.
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The Morley and Outwood MP says that her constituents want the Brexit they voted for – and asks why Downing Street accuses Leavers but not Remainers of “bullying”.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
Lord Ashcroft: My latest polling explores the tensions and controversies around the union and Northern Ireland’s border
Crucially, opinion is not just divided between Leave and Remain, but between the Province and the mainland.
Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
Also: Davidson wisely opposed ‘The Vow’ in 2014; Jones proposes special conference to decide Welsh Labour leadership election rules; and more.
Perhaps – if the Brexit Secretary can demonstrate that his proposals are compatible with May’s red lines, and saleable to the DUP.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Understandably, the unionists and republicans we interviewed have very different views on the questions facing the Province.
Some remainers will not give up on the idea that the UK is about to fall apart, but the latest evidence of that from Ulster is threadbare at best.
The best way forward might be a statute of limitations on past conduct that covers the United Kingdom as a whole.
Also: Sinn Fein defend senator’s ‘unionist’ credentials; Plaid bid to outlaw mockery of the Welsh language; and London and Edinburgh face Supreme Court showdown.
David Shiels: An Ulster by-election this week – and why abstention is a greater challenge to the Union than Brexit
It knows that it can continue the policy of staying out of the institutions in Belfast and London without damaging its long-term strategy. Unionists need them to work.
Also: DUP maintain a tough line on Brexit as Sinn Fein try to woo unionists with Senate appointment; and SNP have to delay devolution again.