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.
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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.
Henry Hill: Ross’s blitzkrieg didn’t bring down Sturgeon, but Fabius Johnson can yet deny her the prize
The constitutional struggle is a long game, and in the ‘war of position’ unionism is in a stronger position than the SNP would have you think.
Interview with Douglas Ross: Sturgeon is not in the clear, and is part of a “conspiracy against getting out the truth”
The Scottish Conservative leader calls for devolution from Holyrood to local councils, and says he is looking forward to campaigning with Boris Johnson.
Henry Hill: As the election looms, the tide seems finally to be turning against the Scottish Nationalists
A string of polls have found both the SNP falling short of an overall majority and the Union outpolling independence.
It’s clearer than ever that the Scottish Government is covering things up. But that is likely not enough to bring down Sturgeon before May’s elections.
Simon Hart: Drakeford’s divisive politics must come to an end. In May, Welsh Conservatives offer a better future.
For this year’s Senedd elections, vote for a Welsh Government that will work with the UK Government, not against it.
Henry Hill: Swinney is saved, but Sturgeon’s grip on the Scottish Government hangs by a Green thread
New polls suggest the SNP may still be dependent on their separatist allies to hold on to power in Edinburgh after the upcoming elections.
The Budget should be a big reset moment for post-Brexit, post-Covid Britain. It risks being lost amidst a rush to tax rises.
It will probe whether or or not Sunak can prepare the country for that future – and perhaps succeed Johnson himself, “one fine day”.
“The Scottish civil service has not failed, its leadership has. The Crown Office has not failed, its leadership has. Scotland hasn’t failed, its leadership has failed.”
Iain Dale: Teaching unions are loud but wrong on vaccines. Besides, what about those without powerful public advocates?
Plus: Have you got your popcorn ready for Salmond’s appearance before a committee of the Scottish Parliament this lunchtime?
As Alex Salmond’s evidence is censored again, now the reputation of Scotland’s prosecutors is dragged into the mire.
Andy Maciver: Scotland. Don’t run away from a referendum. Instead, embrace it, offer a new Union – and win
The second article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Also: Ministers can’t bleat about the ‘culture war’ if they’re prepared to let their planned celebration of Britain be renamed ‘Festival UK* 2022’. Get a grip, DCMS.