SNP ministers are blocking witnesses and withholding legal advice. Can the opposition capitalise?
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The broad constitutional consensus Starmer cited is fragile, and based on part on a substantial minority of unionists falsifying their preferences.
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.
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.
It’s critical for it to consult with consumers and industry experts before making big decisions.
But with the Scottish Government’s ratings apparently impervious to its record, the real question is whether these damning figures will make any difference.
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.
In 2016, 38 per cent of voters in Scotland backed Brexit. So why is the Party currently stuck at 23 per cent in the polls for next year’s Holyrood election?
With Holyrood elections probably a year away now, Conservatives north of the border need to be prepared for when the campaign starts.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
“I do intend to lead my party into the next Scottish Parliamentary elections.”
Under my leadership, we will stand firm against further constitutional division – and set out a positive agenda for Scotland powering ahead into the 2020s.
We have allowed the SNP’s constitutional obsession to become our own. The voters deserve a more effective Opposition, and I will provide it.
Also: Democratic Unionists attack Corbyn for backing IRA as it murdered judges; and growing concern of risk of loyalist violence against backstop.