Also: Williamson investigating amnesty for Ulster veterans; front-runner for Welsh First Minister floats new taxes; and SNP attack new Big Ben decorations.
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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.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
“I see neither the sense nor the need to stick to an immigration figure devised…a decade ago, which has never been met” – Davidson
“In or out of the EU, our task remains the same: to be open, not closed, to the world around us. To always look outwards for opportunities, not inwards for cold comfort.”
Do X per cent of voters really switch once they’ve read Y leaflets, resulting in Z per cent more wins in key marginals?
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Also: Davidson calls for ’emotion bonds’ of the Union to be strengthened; SNP face tough choices on independence ‘summer offensive’; and more.