SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
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Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
Henry Hill: The public want UK-wide rules for Christmas, but we’re a long way from a ‘Four Nations’ approach
The different administrations are all in different places with increasing bad blood between them. Also, devosceptics look set to win seats in Wales.
A message from Ross to the Government – and Cummings. They’ve no excuse not to make the Union their top priority.
He is right to suspect value placed on the Union by some senior figures in this government. The Prime Minister must lead by example.
Like the May Government, an electoral coalition built around an existential question is propping up a badly ailing political vehicle.
He has a good eye for political openings, and Labour’s woes might have created a space for an avowedly left-wing, pro-UK figure.
Henry Hill: After decades on the defensive, Westminster is finally gearing up to counter-attack the SNP
The Nationalists’ campaign has been so successful that leading pro-UK campaigners shy away from saying ‘Britain’. That isn’t sustainable.
But with the Scottish Government’s ratings apparently impervious to its record, the real question is whether these damning figures will make any difference.
Also: Welsh Government back SNP in fight over post-EU powers; SNP loyalist appointed to head ‘independent’ inquiry as party muzzles MSPs; and more.
Also: Scottish Government faces furious backlash over exam results ‘fiasco’ as Salmond and Sturgeon head for a showdown.
He did not create the problems which bedevil the Party, and his departure alone will not resolve them.
Henry Hill: If Gove and Johnson want to save Britain, they’re going to have to use the word ‘Britain’
Also: Galloway shakes up Holyrood battle with new unionist alliance; DUP wracked by major rebellion over Stormont reform; and more.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
Henry Hill: Davies touts ‘devolution revolution’ as the Welsh Tories try to shield their unionist flank
Also: Johnson in Scotland to fight back against the SNP; Tory backbenchers set up new unionist research caucus; and more devolved woe in Ulster.
Nick Cook: Watch Gove’s crucial role as a pro-Union strategist – with Scotland’s elections just ten months away
If the UK government is to succeed in stamping its mark through direct investment, it will need to channel the zeal usually reserved for an underdog.