As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
Posts Tagged: Unionism
The history of our party has much to teach us about how to build on our modern successes.
Conservative MPs should get wise to Osborne’s attempt to bluff, panic and stampede them into backing Single Market membership – and no proper migration control.
The Guardian’s John Harris talks to voters across Scotland.
The Union rests on a bedrock of overwhelming economic logic, but it should be so much more. Let the Prime Minister channel Joe Chamberlain.
Peter Duncan: The Prime Minister’s gamble in Scotland – and why pressure for another independence vote may become unstoppable
Any result which sees the election of more than 45 nationalists will raise some awkward questions for May as she forms her new government.
Henry Hill: The election and Scotland. May is pursuing the most muscular and confrontational unionist strategy since Major’s.
It may go horribly wrong. It’s hard, however, to see that she can be blamed for trying.
It has also contradicted its stance that “laws which impact the people of Wales should be made in Wales”.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
The Prime Minister set out to show that she will be a safe, inclusive negotiator.
She has expressed admiration for Joe, the ambitious social reformer and staunch unionist, but his sons have their own lessons to teach.
Beneath the headlines the Scottish Secretary’s statements were entirely consistent with the Prime Minister’s muscularly unionist approach.
The recent love-bombing campaign has got the Northern Irish Tories worried. The case for a deal is obvious, but so are the risks.
The Nationalists can only hold their activists back and coalition together for so long, but with no surge in support a second independence referendum is a serious risk.
The Prime Minister’s determination to keep our country together does her great credit – but she won’t do so by endlessly retreating.