Also: Border Force recruitment sparks fear of hard border for Wales; SDLP denies rumours that it will step aside for Fianna Fail; and more.
Posts Tagged: Scotland
To me, it is clear that the UK could benefit from greater decentralisation. But, to repeat, that does not mean that new arrangements must be introduced now.
This legislation runs against Scotland’s deep traditions of political pluralism and toleration.
Also: Commons gives Bradley the power to cut MLA’s pay – but the Government insists that it isn’t introducing direct rule.
Also: Welsh Government accused of trying to narrow inquiry into Sargeant’s death; Sturgeon attacks disgraced ex-SNP minister for clinging to seat; and more.
Henry Hill: SNP square up for court battle as Holyrood chief says their Brexit bill is unconstitutional
Also: AMs vote to publish inquiry into whether Jones leaked Sargeant’s sacking; Davidson announces Tory push to form Scottish Government; and more.
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
Also: Scottish Tory MPs break ranks for clean Brexit; Welsh Conservatives demand Jones publishes leak inquiry; Smith attacks Murrison over loyalist’s invitation; and more.
For all its compromises and ambiguities, it is the only practicable means to hand of giving the province something approaching normalcy.
Peter Thompson: The inconsistencies, contortions and self-contradictions of the case for votes at 16
On what basis would they then be prevented from appearing in pornography? Should they then not be tried as adults and sent to adult prisons? And so on.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.
Thomas Kerr: My mission as a Tory councillor in one of the poorest parts of Glasgow – the first there in a century.
The area has faced years of neglect from both establishment parties in Scotland, and that is why I was elected.
Afua Hirsch recounts her inability, as a person of mixed race, to feel she truly belongs in either Britain or Ghana.
Also: Tension in Welsh Labour as Sargeant’s son wins Assembly by-election; and Robertson resigns and triggers SNP deputy leadership election.