Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
Posts Tagged: Unionism
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.
Also: Labour’s civil war on Scottish independence deepens; Scottish Government pays Salmond half a million pounds in damages; and more.