“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.”
Whatever Scotland’s first Minister decides to do, events seem to be creating their own momentum.
Our findings certainly reveal a soft underbelly of English nationalist sentiment.
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Our democratic rules have not kept pace with the changing nature of the Union.
If she thought the SNP would win another referendum, no compromise would stop her seeking one. She doesn’t.
Beneath the headlines the Scottish Secretary’s statements were entirely consistent with the Prime Minister’s muscularly unionist approach.
The EU referendum result marks a posthumous triumph over his old opponent, Edward Heath. Or does it?
“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations was torn apart.” It was a tense struggle with a late panic – but Scots voted for the Union in the end.
Her camp wants to move on from the subject. Quite right. But she will find it hard to do so until she has put doubts about her commitment to rest.
He has vanished at the time when his country most needs him.
The case for Fox. He will ensure that promotion is based on merit – not upon which dinner party you attend. And he wants a directly-elected Party Chairman.
A further graft from the remnants of Labour and the LibDems might be the best way of preserving the Union and providing an alternative government to the SNP.
The SNP cannot now claim, having failed to win a majority at Holyrood, to have a clear mandate for constitutional change.
The SNP intends to drag Scotland through years of uncertainty. We are offering a positive alternative.