It is a shame that IRA violence – and Westminster neglect – undid the hopeful and constructive spirit in which Stormont was born.
Posts Tagged: The Union
Our panel, including Scottish Conservative Leader Douglas Ross, discuss the impact of the recent Holyrood election.
James Frayne: If we don’t have a union with Scotland, it won’t be the end of the world for the English
From Brexit, to the vaccine rollout, to trade, to Hong Kong, Johnson has plenty of good stories to tell – if not blown off course by Scotland.
The Scottish Conservative Leader joins our expert panel for this discussion following the recent Holyrood elections.
Also: The new Ulster Unionist leader is right that Northern Ireland suffers for having no government MPs. What will he do about it?
And the longer the impasse goes on, the stronger argument becomes that hypothetical risks to the Single Market are overriding political stability.
Unlike the former Ulster Unionist leader, the new DUP one is set to stick with his voter and party base. But you never know.
We don’t read her as a quitter. And the next election may come as early as 2023. But if she does step down before it, you read it here first.
“This is also a chance to showcase everything that makes Northern Ireland the phenomenal place that it is today.”
New research shows how devolution has taken the ‘national’ out of the National Health Service. If the UK is to endure and thrive, this must change.
Meanwhile, the Scottish Tories double down on their referendum threat… whilst the SNP start to back off from the idea.
Henry Hill: Anger at Westminster as Scottish Tories put SNP’s referendum pledge at the heart of their campaign
It helps the Nationalists avoid scrutiny of their record and undermines Johnson’s pledge not to grant another vote.
Changes are necessary, but they need to be based on evidence and evidence alone.
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.
The best George Galloway’s party can hope to achieve is taking seats from other unionists. They’re more likely to hand them to separatists.