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.
The left will strengthen their position inside Labour, but may push more voters towards the more centrist, avowedly unionist Scottish Conservatives.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
Also: Green candidate mounts legal challenge to Conservative/DUP deal; and Adams comes as close to admitting Brexit hasn’t sold unionists on breaking with Britain.
We face the prospect of extinction in our nation’s capital if we do not take steps to arrest a decline that has been underway for some years.
Also: latest Life and Times survey finds no surge in support for separation in Northern Ireland; and Ian Duncan joins the Government amidst controversy.
Conservative MPs should get wise to Osborne’s attempt to bluff, panic and stampede them into backing Single Market membership – and no proper migration control.
Divisions between London and Edinburgh are being overplayed – the Scottish leadership will not want an early election.
As the SNP have a terrible night, the Tories post their best seat total north of the border since 1983.
Remember when Tory strategists fretted about getting the public to believe Labour were a real risk? Problem solved.
The Guardian’s John Harris talks to voters across Scotland.
If the SNP do drop below 40 per cent of the vote, as a new poll suggests, the Prime Minister will be quite able to go on saying “not yet”.
The Scottish Conservative leader criticised Jeremy Corbyn’s “simplistic” attempt to blame British foreign policy for the Manchester attack.