“These clauses…have effect notwithstanding any international or domestic law with which they may be incompatible or inconsistent.”
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The Tories’ plan will be blocked by the Lords, anyway, as it contradicts the party’s promise to implement the agreement made in November 2019.
In practice, a workable protocol requires arrangements that reflect its wider aims — including respect for the territorial integrity of the UK.
Johnson and Cummings’ previous assaults on the pre-Brexit order have been brilliantly conceived. This one may not be up to the same standard.
And with 300,000 users downloading Northern Ireland’s app, it’s unclear to the public why England’s equivalent is taking so long.
Cases, which can fluctuate, are often used as the sole measure of a country’s success in fighting Covid-19. But that’s wrong.
Johnson will almost certainly decide to tough it out. But he will have a big problem if school returns prove tricky.
With VJ Day approaching, we should never lose our pride in our shared military history and of our contribution to the vanquishing of tyranny.
Only a small portion don’t care at all about the Union – but a sizeable minority now view it as less important as other political goals.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
Also: Johnson in Scotland to fight back against the SNP; Tory backbenchers set up new unionist research caucus; and more devolved woe in Ulster.
From looking at a selection of other destinations, it’s clear that England is one of the last to enforce coverings in shops.
I hesitate to disagree with Daniel Finkelstein, but city growth has been powered more by smalltown commuters than flat-cap wearing uber-boheminans.
“We do need more detail, we need more precision”, says Micheál Martin as he calls for “an injection of momentum” into Anglo-Irish dealings.