Also: Ministers give opponents of Troubles amnesty six weeks to propose alternatives and square off to the devocrats over freeports.
Posts Tagged: Nicola Sturgeon MSP
The process of leaving brutally exposed some of the UK’s shortcomings. But a Remain vote would have hid them, not solved them.
Henry Hill: If Wales is last to unlock, will Welsh business pay the price for our disjointed approach to Covid-19?
When the rules are set in Cardiff Bay and the tab is picked up in London, there are lots of cracks to fall through.
Our panel, including Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross, discuss the impact of the recent Holyrood election.
WATCH: Sturgeon criticises “lack of respect for Scottish democracy that this UK government has demonstrated over quite some time”
She says it would be “absurd and completely outrageous” if it challenged the Scottish parliament in court over legislation on another referendum.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
The Scottish Conservative leader says: “People expect the highest standards of those in the highest offices of the land”.
Lord Ashcroft: My survey of Scottish voters. The SNP maintains its lead for the Holyrood elections. But there are clouds on its horizon.
For many, Brexit is a powerful justification for a new independence referendum. But this, too, works both ways.
Sturgeon says they will negotiate so that “businesses do not, in a practical sense, suffer any of that”.
The new leader of Scottish Labour says it demonstrates that he is ‘tough enough’ to revive his party’s ailing fortunes.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Tories double down on their referendum threat… whilst the SNP start to back off from the idea.
The best George Galloway’s party can hope to achieve is taking seats from other unionists. They’re more likely to hand them to separatists.
Douglas Ross, Nicola Sturgeon, Anas Sarwar, Willie Rennie and Lorna Slater lock horns in yesterday’s BBC event.
WATCH: “Neither Sturgeon’s nationalists or Salmond’s nationalists are focussed on rebuilding Scotland,” Ross declares
“They are determined to have another referendum – even if it is an illegal, wildcat one,” warns the Scottish Conservative leader.