And this power struggle carries with it serious threats to free speech and democratic accountability.
Posts Tagged: Joanna Cherry MP
As the SNP chief executive faces the threat of a perjury investigation, the Salmond fiasco goes from bad to worse
Meanwhile the Nationalists’ civil war deepens again as witnesses clash over whether the former First Minister was ‘physically aggressive’.
Sturgeon’s position in the party remains dominant, but she needs to assert that dominance in a way she didn’t before.
Much the best way to embarrass its members at Westminster would be to hail them as friends and fellow members of the Establishment.
Also: Johnson makes ‘plea for the Union’ as he orders ministers to make more visits to Scotland and prevent the SNP taking credit for UK Government policies.
With Holyrood elections probably a year away now, Conservatives north of the border need to be prepared for when the campaign starts.
Sarah Ingham: The proper place to call the government to account is not the courts, but the ballot box
MPs should be ever-ready to assert the rights of Parliament over the Executive. But they should not be outsourcing the voters’ job to judges.
Also: Davidson urges Tories to work harder for Euros; Bradley branded ‘unfit to govern’ by abuse victims; SNP turmoil deepens; and more!
Nor could the Attorney General provide anything for his colleagues to cheer.
Also: Labour hint at laws compelling private businesses to deal in Welsh; SNP divided over ‘soft indy’ call; and DUP hold their line on the backstop.
His toothless policy towards the Democratic Unionists and Sinn Fein has created an unsustainable democratic vacuum in Northern Ireland.
Davis defied the Lords by carrying the Commons, but could not talk round Clegg.