And there are other policies she could pursue. More nurseries in primary schools. Tougher school discipline. Longer sentences for child abuse.
Posts Tagged: Scotland
A third of 2014 Yes voters supported Leave last year. There is an opportunity to split them away from Scottish secessionism.
“The evidence is that a majority of the Scottish people do not want a second independence referendum.”
Sturgeon wants a poll to be timed to cause maximum disruption to the talks. She mustn’t get away with it.
She says that the poll should be “at a time when the options are clearer than they are now, but before it is too late to decide our own path”.
It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.
Also: Davidson bullish as donors step forward to back pro-UK campaign; Plaid suspend AM over bullying claims; and the SNP abandon oil.
Having a second referendum in the middle of the Brexit negotiations would be very difficult, and it will take time to build the next, very different ‘No’ campaign.
“The SNP play politics as though it were a game. But politics is not a game.” May’s speech to the Scottish Conservatives: full text
“People in Scotland deserve a First Minister who is focused on their priorities – raising standards in education, taking care of the health service, reforming criminal justice.”
Brown let talk of a general election run out of control. Is Sturgeon doing the same with a second independence referendum?
Whatever Scotland’s first Minister decides to do, events seem to be creating their own momentum.
Scotland, independence – and our survey finding. Are Conservative Party members Just About Unionist?
Our findings certainly reveal a soft underbelly of English nationalist sentiment.
Also: Jones wants to turn Britain into a ‘mini-EU’; Ulster goes to the polls tomorrow; and Khan lands himself in hot water with Scottish nationalists.
Charged with managing Whitehall, trouble-shooting, clocking Sturgeon, and preparing government for Brexit, his workload would make lesser mortals crumble.
The current tax regime levies much higher taxes on one of Britain’s most important exports than on other forms of alcohol.
Even when the question is properly specified, they offer voters a binary choice without any consideration of the consequences that potentially flow.