Voters aren’t focusing on the constitution, but on the SNP’s record in Government. We must be ready to capitalise on this by telling then the truth.
This week saw the 20th anniversary of the devolution referendum. Let’s stop arguing about getting more power – and make proper use what we’ve already got.
Also: Scottish Tories offer to mediate with Holyrood as devolved governments try to block the Withdrawal Bill; and a loyalist paramilitary group bids to be legalised.
In an era when it is harder for young people to buy a house, or even just to pay rent, it makes sense to direct more help to them than older people who already have one.
The problem is that until the Conservatives are serious about selling more state land to build attractive housing it is just talk.
The left will strengthen their position inside Labour, but may push more voters towards the more centrist, avowedly unionist Scottish Conservatives.
A visa programme for experienced fishermen from outside the EEA would throw a lifeline to an industry which is vital to many coastal communities.
Also: Unionists accuse Sinn Fein of ‘ploy’ over talks; prominent Cybernat arrested; Ulster court throws out gay marriage case; and more.
Also: Green MSP hits out at nationalist hardliners; cracks appear in DUP’s gay marriage position; and Northern Irish Labour officers resign over infiltration.
The Crown Prosecution Service and the police are still failing to uphold democracy in Tower Hamlets.
Also: Veteran Welsh Labour nationalist floats party split over Brexit; rival parties joined DUP to push for no back-dating of donor transparency in Ulster; and more.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
As those familiar with SNP white papers might expect, ‘Scotland’s Place in Europe’ is an exercise is misdirection.
Also: Sturgeon follows May to offer ‘relaunch’ of government; separatist MPs join Soubry’s Continuity Remain caucus.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.