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Also: Opposition parties force the SNP to abandon a bid to suspend trial by jury; and more good reading on the fallout from Alex Salmond’s acquittal.
Theresa Villiers: Some close to government would accept the total liberalisation of trade in agriculture. Here’s why they’re wrong.
We should make tariff reductions conditional on meeting standards of food safety, animal welfare and environmental protection which are as good as our own.
Also: schools and businesses shut down across the nation; DUP slammed in ‘cash-for-ash’ report; and Salmond’s trial continues.
Also: Gove warns the Electoral Commission not to ‘waste time’ on SNP demands; Scottish Nationalists showing the strain as problems mount; and more.
Budget 2) John Glen: The challenges we face of the virus and of weak productivity can’t be met by the repetition of small state mantras
The Chancellor’s measures leave us well prepared to tackle its short-term challenges as well as helping to shape the long-term trajectory of the economy.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
Also: Carlaw and Johnson meet to discuss tweaks to the points-based immigration system; the SNP make trouble over the Irish Protocol; and more.
It may deliver better value than other mega-projects – more ‘levelling up’ across the UK and perhaps even help preserve the union itself.
Also: Plaid fined almost £30,000 for misreporting donations worth half a million pounds; Labour hopefuls sing from devolution’s tattered hymnal; and more.
Its proponents are making the same arguments as the advocates of devolution in the 1990s. And we know what happened there.
It is past time that Westminster overcame its queasiness about pressing the devolved administrations on their dire performance.
Matt Smith: After two wasted decades, it is for the Conservatives to deliver the “devolution dividend” to Wales
The 2021 Senedd elections are an historic opportunity. Our mission is to devolve as much power as possible to communities – from Cardiff Bay as well as Westminster.
Council Tax is being put up by eight per cent. Yet public lavatories are being closed.
Adrian Mason: Why should non-Labour North Wales be the prisoner of the socialist monopoly in South Wales?
What has been the Conservative Party ‘s response at Westminster to this situation? Incredibly, it has been to offer Wales even more devolution.