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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.
Henry Hill: Reserving control of ‘level playing field’ provisions to Westminster should be just the first step
The May Government set a time-bomb under the Union when it agreed to the mass devolution of ex-EU powers. Ministers must think again.
For all that Downing Street sources dismissed Douglas Ross as ‘Mr Nobody’, the Prime Minister has decided to replace him with two people.
With Holyrood elections probably a year away now, Conservatives north of the border need to be prepared for when the campaign starts.
Also: Carlaw and Johnson meet to discuss tweaks to the points-based immigration system; the SNP make trouble over the Irish Protocol; and more.
Holyrood already has the powers we need, but the SNP will always put the pursuit of independence first.
Also: Will Lyra McKee’s murder in Londonderry be enough to re-start the political process in Northern Ireland? It doesn’t seem likely.
Davidson and Mundell are right to be concerned that a differential Brexit deal for one part of the UK could put rocket boosters under SNP demands for similar treatment.
It will help Davidson solidify her grip on the unionist base, and give swing voters minded for a change from the SNP fewer alternatives to consider.
Davidson says “I will not be a candidate.” Where does the Tory left look for a leadership contender?
One can conjure up the names of former Ministers, present Ministers and backbenchers. But only one of them presently sits at the Cabinet table.