A decision has been put off. But the debate isn’t taking place in a vacuum. Brexit is less than a year away. And delay is damaging Britain’s negotiating position.
Posts Tagged: Nigel Dodds MP
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
Also: Welsh Labour abandon investigation into Sargeant as Jones faces fresh accusations; and Mundell suggests a dangerous retreat on EU powers.
The DUP leader has not yet shown she knows how to make the strange machinery set up in Stormont work.
A lot on Brexit; not much elsewhere. The lack of a majority leaves the Prime Minister exposed – whatever may happen with the DUP.
The group wants a Hard Brexit. Either way, the Government should move Article 50 before next spring is over.
Our parliamentary system has been subverted: helpful questions from Tories, and futile ones from Corbyn, do nothing to hold the Prime Minister to account.
Also: SNP under unprecedented pressure over bridge closure; Foster set for coronation as DUP leader and First Minister; UKIP on the rise in Wales as Labour fall back; and more.
Nigel Dodds’ latter-day conversion to the legitimacy of the SNP coincides with a threat to the influence of DUP MPs.
Also: the DUP rule out any formal parliamentary arrangement with the SNP; and the Tories grant the Welsh Assembly powers of redefinition.
Election sketch: Amandeep Singh Bhogal, the Sikh Conservative who wants to end sectarian politics in Northern Ireland
On the day David Cameron visited Belfast, Bhogal tried to persuade people in Banbridge that it is possible to move beyond ancient quarrels.
Also: Sturgeon faces revolt over all-women shortlists; unionist pact in four Northern Irish constituencies; and AMs introduce new Welsh language measures.
Also: Welsh Labour return fire as Hunt and the Mail assault their NHS record; and the UUP propose electoral pact with the DUP.
Bob Neil re-presents it for Second Reading today. Here are extracts from its Second Reading last time round
Also: Police find ‘no evidence of criminality’ in Unite’s Falkirk emails; Ian S Smart sees Tory chance in SNP weakness; and Wales could lose £7m to English universities.