There will probably be a majority in the new House of Commons to repeal the ban – despite the SNP’s mischief.
Posts Tagged: Scotland
The local elections show how far the Scottish Conservatives have come – how much further can they go?
Can they use the results as a springboard for general election success?
Her strategy of winning over UKIP voters en masse while not losing Remain Tories to the LibDems worked well yesterday. What will Labour voters do on June 8?
The Welsh Conservatives are up 80 seats. The SNP miss out on majority control in Glasgow.
The message is one of strong and stable leadership. But what does it actually mean?
Iain Dale: There’s only so far that Labour can fall in the polls. I think we’ve reached that point now.
Plus: May needs Johnson. My election predictions. Strange selection decisions. And: why I decided not to put my name forward for the seat in which I grew up.
Continuing our ConservativeHome series on the key contests in each region or nation.
Next week’s council elections: The Conservative / Labour battlegrounds – Lancashire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire
Will Andy Street adorn the front pages with a broad grin on his face, the newly-elected Conservative West Midlands Mayor?
A last-minute rejig of the nominations by the leadership saw a new name put forward.
John Lamont selected to fight Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk, as a poll puts Davidson’s team on course to win as many as 12 seats.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
Henry Hill: The election and Scotland. May is pursuing the most muscular and confrontational unionist strategy since Major’s.
It may go horribly wrong. It’s hard, however, to see that she can be blamed for trying.
Plus: The coming local elections. My predictions – Liberal Democrats up, Conservatives up, UKIP down, Labour down – and maybe Corbyn out later this year.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?