A former UKIP candidate has been rejected by the Mid-Ulster Conservatives. Why?
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Of course Ulster’s trade with the mainland must be protected as top priority, but a degree of flexibility on regulations in a small number of sectors is sensible.
The manifesto makes collapsing devolution far less tempting for Sinn Fein and could give unionists the confidence and breathing space to reform.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
Also: Tories accused of favouring DUP with Westminster debate; Plaid council faces parent backlash over Welsh-only schooling; and Nesbitt divides UUP by endorsing SDLP.
Will she step up the Conservatives’ campaign in the Stormont elections, or prioritise the Party’s burgeoning relationship with the Democratic Unionists?
Also: NI Conservatives unhappy but Tory-DUP alliance could – possibly – work; former Plaid leader quits party; and Blair accused of appeasing IRA to secure legacy.
If the Prime Minister thinks that Ulster is “a special and valued part” of the UK, she should campaign in it. It is, after all, as British as Maidenhead.
Also: Welsh Conservatives lack ‘appetite’ for leadership change; a bad night for nationalism in Northern Ireland, Neil Hamilton wins leadership of UKIP AMs; and more.
It may only have suspended Ken Livingstone, but those offering Ulster voters the chance to choose a party of Government have been threatened with expulsion.
Our Party has a proud history of trying to bring normal politics to the Province. UKIP have shown that progress is possible: we must commit to making it.
Six months on from the general election, a candidate in next year’s Assembly elections reports what he learned about campaigning in Ulster.
Also: Davies attacks Plaid for effectively guaranteeing Labour rule in Wales; NI Conservatives damn UUP for quitting government; and Scottish far left launch new party.
Also: NI21 civil war rages on; language activist warns of ‘death of Welsh’; and are the NI Tories being undermined to woo the DUP?
Also: Jones overrules local preferences to give Welsh pre-eminence; Scottish Isles bid for more powers; and embattled NI21 leader receives sexual misconduct report.