As 2017 draws to a close, the United Kingdom is in better shape than many of its supporters had dared to hope.
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Also: Sargeant’s son to contest his seat at Welsh by-election; and Labour may use direct rule to align Northern Irieland with the mainland on abortion and gay marriage.
Also: Welsh Labour abandon investigation into Sargeant as Jones faces fresh accusations; and Mundell suggests a dangerous retreat on EU powers.
Also: DUP gear up for enhanced role whilst working on border compromise; and Holyrood committee shows its teeth and plunges SNP policy into chaos.
Hammond tries to lure Stormont back to its feet with yet more powers; Scots Tories highlight Budget role; and more.
Also: Scottish Labour plunge into chaos again as interim leader resigns; Brokenshire threatens MLAs’ pay; MPs debate ‘indyref2’; and more.
Also: Brokenshire announces progress in Ulster devolution talks; Plaid Cymru break off compact with Labour; and Northern Irish Speaker accused of paramilitary links.
We have a duty to the future of Conservatism in Wales, and to the electorate on the whole, to engage in the fight on Welsh terms.
An unanticipated surge in Labour support shouldn’t lead us to lose sight of the possibility of a long term shift in working class support towards our party.
Also: SNP split on path forward as Salmond plots return; Welsh Assembly to exclude monoglot English-speakers from posts; Irish leader opposed Ulster poll.
The Supreme Court recently made it very clear that the courtesies built into devolution do not diminish the sovereignty of Parliament.
Continuing our series on the key contests in each region and nation.
They could even tie with Labour. If they build in their 2015 success (and learn from their 2016 disappointment) more seats are definitely within reach.
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
The Government is doing everything it can to equip Wales to seize the opportunities of Brexit – which is more than can be said for Welsh Labour.