For the lost Labour seats of the Red Wall, Labour is simply still the party of Britain-bashing and university Marxists.
Posts Tagged: Northern Ireland
Henry Hill: If Johnson wants to save the Belfast Agreement, he must act to restore unionist confidence in it
If he cannot or will not convince them that its guarantees of their British status are real and meaningful, its days are numbered.
It might allow Sturgeon to focus on the progressive, europhile case for independence whilst Salmond rallies leavers and cultural conservatives.
English understatedness and reticence is all very well, but England isn’t the whole of the UK – and, like much else, Britishness needs its symbols.
Stephen Booth: The Integrated Review marks a further step towards the wider world and away from the European Union
Due to internal tensions, the Union can lack coherence and focus, often particularly evident in its efforts to implement a collective foreign policy.
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.
There are very, very few shows where you can see life here on your screens, or hear our accents.
It accounts for a larger share of output and a much larger share of productivity growth in poorer regions of the UK
The AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine. A run down of the developments across Europe as extreme caution takes hold.
The suspension of the vaccine will lead to more problems in areas that are already struggling with their roll outs.
Grant Shapps: Our plan to supercharge the Union’s transport links can help make us Europe’s biggest economy by 2050
Our Union Connectivity Review will favour routes that serve this aim – be they the A75, the A55 in north Wales or the air corridors to Northern Ireland.
Don’t blame the police for failures to hold them accountable. To make streets safer, have more local control.
That there may be as many as three investigations into Saturday’s events on Clapham Common tells us much we need to know.
David Gauke: Is Britain really set to become a low tax, less regulated, free trading, buccaneering country?
Despite a surprisingly liberal migration policy, the bulk of the post-Brexit evidence so far suggests not.
If the EU is as committed to the Belfast Agreement as it claims to be, here’s what it will do, sooner or later
If strict East-West checks and North-South checks are problematic, the only solution left standing is to minimise the former by rewriting the Protocol.
Stephen Booth: Opportunities for an agile, creative Britain from Brexit – as spelt out by former Remainers
Lidington writes that “the UK has the potential to be world-leading in areas such as fintech, life sciences, artificial intelligence and genetic modification”.
Japan, Korea, Taiwan and now China, have all invested heavily in new technologies – through government support for new industries.