A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
Posts Tagged: Scottish independence
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
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.”
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.
Also: Tories accused of favouring DUP with Westminster debate; Plaid council faces parent backlash over Welsh-only schooling; and Nesbitt divides UUP by endorsing SDLP.
Plus: rate the Cabinet, and share your views on the most likely outcome of the next general election.
Also: May ‘intensifies’ work with devolved leaders on Brexit; Brokenshire attacks one-sided Troubles inquiries; Scottish Labour will ‘never’ back another referendum; and more.
The First Minister has talked her way into a tricky bind over a second independence referendum. Contriving a Holyrood poll could be her least-worst option.
Yes, the Government is unlikely to block outright an SNP demand for a rematch. But that’s not the only card in her hand.