The Brexit negotiations ought to have highlighted to both sides how the Union is best served by a strong cross-water alliance.
Posts Tagged: Unionism
Just as they had with Joe Chamberlain before him, the Tory leadership wooed Lloyd George to fatally fracture the Liberal Party.
Lord Ashcroft: My latest polling explores the tensions and controversies around the union and Northern Ireland’s border
Crucially, opinion is not just divided between Leave and Remain, but between the Province and the mainland.
New polling shows that national identity is a strong, emotive force – but also that it remains poorly-defined.
The DUP’s Westminster Leader says the Irish border issue is being exploited by people who want “to thwart leaving the EU if they can”.
Also: Plaid leader refuses to support the Government over Salisbury; Foster suggests ‘shadow assembly’ for Northern Ireland; and more.
As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
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?