Brexit has changed much for them, but less than one might think – at least when it comes to their strategic position at Westminster.
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Also: Johnson says he’ll refuse the SNP legal authorisation for another independence referendum; Varadkar warned against imposing settlement on unionists.
The fundamental mistake of the Brexiteers domestically is that they have mistaken a moral argument for a political one.
The ruling makes it much less clear which side the Supreme Court will take on Tuesday – and drags the judiciary deeper into political controversy.
Henry Hill: Scottish Nationalists, Democratic Unionists, and Sinn Fein put themselves on a war footing
Also: Holyrood system would not serve the purported aims of Tomkins’ new party; Scottish court rejects bit to block prorogation; and IRA in spotlight over donation.
I have missed parents’ evenings, my daughter’s secondary school induction ceremony, and numerous other events because of three-line whip council meetings.
Henry Hill: GERS Day – Scottish Government’s own statistics punch fresh hole in the case for independence
“When otherwise sensible folk, holding down serious jobs, devise and propagate all manner of conspiracy theories, as well as insult Scottish Government analysts…”
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
That’s the first time this has been the case for more than two years – though the majority is small.
We concede that this is a question to which the Prime Minister himself may not yet have an answer.
Plus: There are some promotions which are inexplicable, too; and how fast can Jo Swinson get from Brecon to Edinburgh?
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
WATCH: Johnson – “The backstop is dead, it’s got to go…the Withdrawal Agreement is dead, it’s got to go”
On a visit to Scotland, the Prime Minister pledges to “hold out the hand, go the extra mile, or the extra thousand miles” for a good deal.
His appointments to the Territorial Offices are a mixed bag: Cairns is a welcome retention, Jack a bold but possibly risky change, and Smith another letdown for Ulster.
The new Prime Minister will inherit the worst political legacy in living memory – with the very barest of working majorities.