Also: Salmond gathers his forces and his allies call for inquiries and resignations as the SNP civil war gathers momentum.
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The former First Minister is a diminished figure, but could still be a potent leader of the Nationalists’ fundamentalist wing.
Also: schools and businesses shut down across the nation; DUP slammed in ‘cash-for-ash’ report; and Salmond’s trial continues.
WATCH: “I don’t intend to get into a position of criticising the UK government over this” – Sturgeon on COVID-19
The First Minister emphasises that the devolved administrations are working with the Government and there is no disagreement on strategy.
It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.
Also: Government adopts mutually-exclusive positions on the Irish Protocol; Carlaw squares up to Johnson on immigration; and more.
“I do intend to lead my party into the next Scottish Parliamentary elections.”
Also: Plaid fined almost £30,000 for misreporting donations worth half a million pounds; Labour hopefuls sing from devolution’s tattered hymnal; and more.
Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
Henry Hill: New decade, old story? Smith’s Stormont deal under fire from Tory MPs and Ulster parties
Also: Scottish Conservative leadership candidates set out how they’ll take the fight to the SNP; Jack says no referendum re-run in Sturgeon’s lifetime.
Also: Struggle to succeed Corbyn puts spotlight on Labour divisions over Scotland; and Jack has even more reasons to refuse Sturgeon’s referendum demands.
Andy Maciver: Johnson must change the Scottish Conservatives’ policy on a second independence referendum
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
“If Boris Johnson thinks saying no is the end of the matter then he is going to find himself completely and utterly wrong.”
She would ask Labour to agree that a referendum on Scottish independence is not a matter for Westminster, as a condition to support a minority government.
Liam Fox: Now we must focus on getting Brexit done – and on Labour’s threat to wages, job and savings
Understandably, attention is concentrated on the London Bridge attack aftermath. But we must focus laser-like on all the essential issues.