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Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
My minority report, unlike the majority one of the Women’s and Equality Committee, respects the province’s devolution settlement.
If she insists on a functioning Assembly before a no-deal Brexit, why on earth would Sinn Fein oblige her?
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
The Prime Minister has eschewed the chance to bind waverers with patronage in favour of promoting able loyalists who won’t make trouble.
Also: Scottish Conservatives keep up the pressure over fishing and the backstop; Plaid set out new front bench; and Bradley empowers Northern Irish civil service.
The significance of the Northern Ireland SpAd’s tweet lies less in its content than its author – and that it has been issued at all.
Also: Bradley retains May’s confidence as she takes belated action on MLA salaries; Plaid’s new, right-wing leader offers prospect of Tory pact; and more.
The Brexit negotiations ought to have highlighted to both sides how the Union is best served by a strong cross-water alliance.
Also: Welsh Tory leadership hopefuls would put pacts with other parties to the membership; unionists turn on Robinson over united Ireland comments; and more.
Also: Pro-UK think-tanks torpedoes SNP’s economic case for independence; Plaid suffers ‘major rift’ as MP savages Wood; and more.
Also: Williamson investigating amnesty for Ulster veterans; front-runner for Welsh First Minister floats new taxes; and SNP attack new Big Ben decorations.
Also: Three Plaid AMs call for leadership challenge against Wood; Foster breaks new ground at LGBT event; and Sargeant inquiry may not report until Jones steps down.
Some remainers will not give up on the idea that the UK is about to fall apart, but the latest evidence of that from Ulster is threadbare at best.