The vehement Johnson of last week transformed himself into a master of the soft word that turneth away wrath.
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Like May before him, the Prime Minister risks inflicting deep structural damaged on the United Kingdom in order to escape tactical difficulties.
Had the Benn Act not been passed, it would be far stronger – as he presents his new “fair and reasonable compromise” to the EU.
Lord Ashcroft’s Conference Diary: Could Tory MPs be whipped to vote that they don’t have confidence…in their own Government?
And: Gigabit broadband will soon be “sprouting like vermicelli”, says Johnson. Plus: Mordaunt’s warnings and Hoey’s heroine’s welcome.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.
Nick Hargrave: As a Tory moderate, I’ve been tempted to give up on Johnson’s party. But here’s why I’m sticking with it.
It would also be dishonest to claim that the thought of voting Liberal Democrat did not flicker momentarily as we’ve veered towards knuckle-head, pound-shop Orbanism.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
Also: Johnson says he’ll refuse the SNP legal authorisation for another independence referendum; Varadkar warned against imposing settlement on unionists.
How the pro-Leave Spartans, not pro-Remain or pro-Soft Brexit Tories, could end up whipless – and barred from contesting a general election as Conservatives.
Henry Hill: Scottish Nationalists, Democratic Unionists, and Sinn Fein put themselves on a war footing
Also: Holyrood system would not serve the purported aims of Tomkins’ new party; Scottish court rejects bit to block prorogation; and IRA in spotlight over donation.
He must not repeat May’s mistake of using it as a holding pen for loyal colleagues. From combating terrorism to countering nationalist spin, the role is crucial.
Once again, Remainers are bolstering the separatists even as they lecture Brexiteers on the importance of the Union.
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
Strengthening Ulster’s bonds with the mainland starts with ending the de facto exile of its unionist politics – if Johnson and Foster have the imagination and will to see it done.