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.
The final part of our mini-series with Policy Exchange on rebalancing the Union in the wake of Boris Johnson’s deal.
The first in a mini-series on Strenghtening the Union in the wake of Johnson’s Brexit deal.
Davidson’s successors must not let recognition of her extraordinary achievements to turn into counter-productive myth-making and a counsel of despair.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.
Labour politicians pandering to nationalist sentiment, and Remainers colluding with separatists in Parliament, are a clear and present danger.
It troubles me that Jeremy Hunt called for a second referendum – a message which gives aid and succour to the SNP.
Also: Next Prime Minister faces tricky questions on devolution, same-sex marriage, and abortion in Ulster; and May orders a review of devolution – will it do any good?
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
It should be about the relationships between towns, cities and regions, as well as between the four nations that make up our United Kingdom.
The topic is being discussed – including at Cabinet – but that in itself is not convincing evidence that such a major change is imminent.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
“I am a serial loyalist. I have never rebelled against the Government… and I do so with a heavy heart, but with a clear head.”
“I served in Northern Ireland, and I lost good colleagues – to protect the Union. I will not vote for anything that doesn’t protect the Union.”