The Labour leader is ready to bargain his way to power by bidding for the support of the SNP in the event of a hung Parliament.
The SNP leader wants instead to engage people in the ‘substantive arguments’ for breaking away from the UK.
There is no natural majority for independence in Scotland. It will only happen if unionists keep getting it wrong.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
Also: female Tories press the Prime Minister for action on Ulster abortion law; and Davies urges Party to unite over Brexit.
Also: Davidson calls for ’emotion bonds’ of the Union to be strengthened; SNP face tough choices on independence ‘summer offensive’; and more.
Also: Government to challenge devolved Brexit legislation in court; Dodds accuses Tusk of ‘bully-boy’ tactics over the border; and more.
Also: SNP’s deputy leadership contest reveals splits over Europe and ‘Indyref2’; and Jones demands ‘soft border’ between Irish and Welsh ports post-Brexit.
Plus: Vicious Cybernats. Bolton’s brass neck. Widdecombe’s ratings. Johnson’s death wish. And: the courage of my friend Tessa Jowell.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
If part of the country can walk out on its responsibilities to the rest at any time, fundamental functions of the Union will cease to operate.
This site was unusual in arguing before the vote that the SNP and Plaid needed the EU. Today it is received wisdom – so where are the recantations?
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.
Also: latest Life and Times survey finds no surge in support for separation in Northern Ireland; and Ian Duncan joins the Government amidst controversy.
The Guardian’s John Harris talks to voters across Scotland.