If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
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Also: Brokenshire announces progress in Ulster devolution talks; Plaid Cymru break off compact with Labour; and Northern Irish Speaker accused of paramilitary links.
There is a case for the EU guaranteeting internal as well as external frontiers – which would make Scottish independence impossible were the UK to remain an EU member.
The history of our party has much to teach us about how to build on our modern successes.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Also: Prison reform campaigner compares Wales to Australia; Foster praises May’s speech; Scottish Labour leadership challengers urge party to vote down Brexit deal.
Also: DUP dig in their heels in Stormont dispute; and Scottish Labour leadership challenger credits Corbyn with party’s revival.
John Stevens: I am passionately pro-EU. But here’s why I believe Johnson was right about patriotism.
The referendum was at least as much a vote against London as against Brussels – and those whose expert arrogance made them seem to many to be foreigners here.
James Bundy: Schools, housing, social mobility – and the passionate case that Scottish Conservatives must make
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.