Holyrood has led the race for greater state intervention in people’s lives, and power has never felt more removed from voters’ concerns.
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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: May pledges no hard border on visit to Ulster; Williamson plans to compensate troops for SNP tax hikes; Welsh Assembly to rebrand; and more.
James Kanagasooriam: The Conservatives have no secure future as a governing party unless they win many more ethnic minority votes
The good news is that there is an enormous opportunity for the Party – because it is much worse at converting people considering voting Blue into actual voters.
From Wilson to Major, and from general elections to devolution referendums, the beautiful game has played an important role for decades.
Also: Williamson investigating amnesty for Ulster veterans; front-runner for Welsh First Minister floats new taxes; and SNP attack new Big Ben decorations.
Also: Foster attends Orange Order march in Scotland; pressure mounts on Wood as Plaid challengers break cover; Sturgeon forced to ditch new minister; and more.
Also: Grieve says Irish Sea border is ‘completely unacceptable’; Sturgeon reshuffles Cabinet as SNP delay flagship education bill.
The Scottish Nationalists’ electoral performance is at risk of coming to resemble the Scottish football team’s. Might there be a rebellion?
School standards have slumped. The one-size fits all approach of comprehensive education has let every pupil down. An overhaul is needed.
Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
I’d relax the limits significantly if not totally, but insist on near real-time transparency from campaigns over their permitted donors.
There is no natural majority for independence in Scotland. It will only happen if unionists keep getting it wrong.
Also: Davidson wisely opposed ‘The Vow’ in 2014; Jones proposes special conference to decide Welsh Labour leadership election rules; and more.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.