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.
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Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
The Opposition leader had pressed the Prime Minister over the UK’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
Also: Will Lyra McKee’s murder in Londonderry be enough to re-start the political process in Northern Ireland? It doesn’t seem likely.
WATCH: May’s deputy rejects Thornberry’s attempt to draw a link between Brexit and ‘New IRA’ violence
“I don’t think those murderers in Derry were motivated by any thoughts about the border or about customs arrangements.”
Instead, the Party must demonstrate how the Labour leader as Prime Minister would raise living costs and damage public service.
Also: Dublin urged to ‘come clean’ over support for IRA during the Troubles; Welsh tax powers come into force; and Salmond inquiry tells Sturgeon not to destroy evidence.
May has clearly given up on the party – not without reason – so will it now give up in her? What happens to what’s left of the confidence and supply deal?
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
Hamas, Hezbollah, the IRA, Assad, Maduro, dodgy Czech ‘diplomats’, Iranian propagandists….the list goes on.
Mohammed Amin: The New Zealand atrocity – and the symbiotic relationship between anti-Muslim and Islamist terrorists
The attack is a salutary reminder that all terrorists, by definition, believed in something and have a cause.
Also: Ministers brace for fight with SNP over ‘Stronger Towns Fund’; Scottish Government backpedalling hard on welfare devolution; and more.
Daniel Hannan: The rule of law is our system’s foundation. Which is why there should be Bloody Sunday trials.
When we bend the rules in our favour, we cheapen our country. We become, in effect, the colonial power that the IRA accuse us of being.
Former paramilitary fighters are out of prison. IRA killers have restarted their lives. Yet British soldiers face the threat of prosecution.