In his new book, John Lloyd makes the case for maintaining the Act of Union of 1707, and exposes the dark passions which motivate the SNP.
Posts Tagged: Unionism
Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
As long as their activists call them “colonialists” and candidates glorify the IRA, the idea is as convincing as a Hannukah greeting from Jeremy Corbyn.
Ulster’s major parties are failing to adapt to a changing electoral landscape, creating an opportunity for a new, more practical politics.
Also: Spotlight on the literal handful of MPs providing Stormont’s entire opposition; and Scottish Tories offer a budget deal to the SNP.
The Party actually gained ground in both nations – but the Scots were overtaken by a Nationalist surge, whilst the Welsh were not.
Andy Maciver: Johnson must change the Scottish Conservatives’ policy on a second independence referendum
He will be the Prime Minister who will either lose Scotland, or kill nationalism. There is no longer any in-between option.
The DUP and UUP are struggling adapt to the Province’s changing political circumstances, and the Alliance are the main beneficiaries.
The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
The first piece in a new mini-series looks at the challenges posed across the four nations by 2019’s political melee.
Fraser Raleigh: We must continue to campaign for the Union – and shun loose talk of trading off Scottish votes for English ones
As we champion the Union, we need to recognise that each nation is having a subtly different conversation with itself about its future.
Conventional wisdom is that the Party will suffer a serious setback north of the border. The Prime Minister must resource a more optimistic strategy.
Jan Zeber: How to unleash the power of the Union 3) Culture unites us, and teaches us about one another
The final part of our mini-series with Policy Exchange on rebalancing the Union in the wake of Boris Johnson’s deal.
Warwick Lightfoot and Will Heaven: How to unleash the power of the Union 1) Red, White and Blue-branded projects and funding
The first in a mini-series on Strenghtening the Union in the wake of Johnson’s Brexit deal.
Henry Hill: Post-Ruth politics – the battle over her legacy will shape the future of the Scottish Tories
Davidson’s successors must not let recognition of her extraordinary achievements to turn into counter-productive myth-making and a counsel of despair.