Her speech yesterday sought to turn a weakness into a strength- by projecting Britain as a globally-engaged, progressive, aid-friendly country.
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“We will put the interests of the Union – both the parts and the whole – at the heart of our decision-making.” May’s Scottish speech: full text
She argues that overseas aid is a prime example of how a united, global Britain is a force for good.
WATCH: The Prime Minister in Scotland – “The strength and stability of our Union will become even more important”
Theresa May addresses the Department for International Development ahead of the Scottish Parliament’s upcoming vote on a second independence referendum.
Christopher Howarth: Sturgeon’s vanishing independence options. There would be no automatic EU or EEA membership for Scotland.
A curious alignment of remainer Unionists and Scottish nationalists was convinced that Brexit would cause the end of the UK. Fortunately, they were wrong.
A third-rate leader like her – who can’t even run her schools properly – wants to make me a foreigner to my other half, and turn my home into “abroad”.
Well, it’s been quite a week, hasn’t it?
The most ominous portent for a second poll is that the No campaign has collapsed. It needs rebooting urgently.
“The evidence is that a majority of the Scottish people do not want a second independence referendum.”
She says that the poll should be “at a time when the options are clearer than they are now, but before it is too late to decide our own path”.
It highlights primarily the increasingly difficulty capital-U Unionism faces appealing to a more diverse, less tribal Northern Ireland.
They’ve fumbled a strong unionist position into a serious setback. Let it at least provoke a long-overdue shake-up in capital-U Unionist thinking.
“The SNP play politics as though it were a game. But politics is not a game.” May’s speech to the Scottish Conservatives: full text
“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.”
Brown let talk of a general election run out of control. Is Sturgeon doing the same with a second independence referendum?
Whatever Scotland’s first Minister decides to do, events seem to be creating their own momentum.
Scotland, independence – and our survey finding. Are Conservative Party members Just About Unionist?
Our findings certainly reveal a soft underbelly of English nationalist sentiment.
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