Also: Corbyn tries to rally support with Scottish tour; Clark in Dublin to keep Ulster’s lights on during no-deal Brexit; and huge scale of Scottish deficit revealed.
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Also: Grieve says Irish Sea border is ‘completely unacceptable’; Sturgeon reshuffles Cabinet as SNP delay flagship education bill.
Also: Cairns criticised over future of Swansea tidal lagoon; SNP squeeze private schools as teacher crisis deepends; and Foster ‘was not fully warned’ about RHI risks.
Also: Swinney accused of misleading MSPs over Named Persons; UUP and SDLP offer power-sharing opposition; Plaid AM dismisses Labour pact; and more.
Also: First Minister of Wales opposes second EU vote; SNP face budget pressures as support for separation stalls; poll deflates Irish nationalists; and more.
The new law fits into a pattern of behaviour which sets the Scottish Nationalists apart as one of the most centralising, even authoritarian, major forces in British politics.
Also: SNP shy away from new top rate of income tax despite radical rhetoric; Northern Irish Unionists and liberals avoid commemorations of 1916 rising; and more.
Also: Brexit battle spreads to Ulster; UKIP hold out hope of Scottish Parliament success; Jones challenges Crabb on the Wales Bill; and more.
Also: SDLP plan for Stormont opposition; Labour at odds with Jones over EU poll; three more (ex-)SNP MPs in the firing line; and more.
Also: IRA victims calls Corbyn out; Welsh UKIP chief backs Farage; DUP elect first female leader; Carmichael takes police advice after death threat; and more.
Ruth Davidson MSP: The SNP’s independence plans have been exposed as delusional – when will they come clean?
Sturgeon and Swinney must stop relying on Salmond’s belligerent and baseless assertions.
Also: Jones allies with Sturgeon on EU; SNP set to storm Scottish elections; opposition grows to Welsh e-cig ban; and SDLP leader to resign Stormont seat.
The Deputy First Minister believes the Fixed Term Parliaments Act would boost the separatists’ power.
They are likely to be less stable than coalitions because of the lack of a majority. That does not prevent them enduring,