Also: Ministers give opponents of Troubles amnesty six weeks to propose alternatives and square off to the devocrats over freeports.
Posts Tagged: Sinn Fein
Successive Secretaries of State have preferred to bribe the local parties back to the table than to govern. This must change.
Plus: Biden was the adult in the room at the G7. And: Why I support mandatory vaccinations for care home workers.
Matt Kilcoyne: The G7’s aim to establish a global tax cartel is at odds with national independence. It deserves to fail.
Why should a Conservative want to create a ratchet effect that only ends up with higher rates?
Unlike the former Ulster Unionist leader, the new DUP one is set to stick with his voter and party base. But you never know.
Iain Dale: Only one of the two Conservative Chairmen may be in trouble over donations. And it isn’t Amanda Milling.
Plus: Why on earth has my bank shortened its name to Abrdn? And: The DUP should think carefully about toppling Arlene Foster.
Henry Hill: Why Foster’s exit most likely signals an even harder line against the Protocol from the DUP
A united front against the sea border might be their best chance – regardless of the headaches it causes in Dublin, Brussels, or London.
Political leadership is needed in Belfast no less than in London – in some respects, even more so.
Henry Hill: If Johnson wants to save the Belfast Agreement, he must act to restore unionist confidence in it
If he cannot or will not convince them that its guarantees of their British status are real and meaningful, its days are numbered.
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
Stephen Booth: Brexit-related concerns about a Biden presidency are overblown. The reality is more nuanced.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Henry Hill: Davies touts ‘devolution revolution’ as the Welsh Tories try to shield their unionist flank
Also: Johnson in Scotland to fight back against the SNP; Tory backbenchers set up new unionist research caucus; and more devolved woe in Ulster.
Also: Plaid suspend high-profile candidate over antisemitic comments; DUP call on O’Neill to ‘step aside’; and Anglesey spared shake-up of Welsh seats.
The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
It may prove easier to maintain coordination when imposing the rules than easing them, especially if regional variegation is called for.