Also: Tory MPs lead the charge against prosecutions of ex-servicemen who served in Ulster; Ulster Unionist leader savages DUP; and more.
Posts Tagged: Scottish referendum
Lord Ashcroft: The Tory MPs who say “they have sent in letters they haven’t”. Or “withdrawn letters they never sent”.
Brady reports no confidence moves against May that might not be no confidence moves at all.
It’s a Labour special: Leonard contradicts Corbyn to rule out support for second Scottish referendum; and Jones offers cash boost to firms affected by Brexit.
Alex Hedger: Corbyn sells the pass on a second Scottish referendum. And the Coalition of Chaos stirs in its unquiet grave.
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.
Also: Robinson calls for fixed-term border polls in Ulster; Wood sets departure date as leader of Plaid; and the architect of ‘The Vow’ comes out for Scottish independence.
The SNP leader wants instead to engage people in the ‘substantive arguments’ for breaking away from the UK.
Pedro Sánchez’s quest for a ‘solution’ is doomed – there is no combination of concessions which would either satiate or weaken the nationalists.
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
We feel a commission, a working group, an inquiry coming in – to look these inconsistencies, accidents of history and quirks, to see if some tidying-up is required.
By accepting that 16 and 17 year olds in Scotland could vote on their future during the Scottish referendum, we undermined the case for not extending the franchise further.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
It’s unimaginable that Westminster would have acted towards Scotland as Madrid has acted towards Catalonia.
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 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.