The Party actually gained ground in both nations – but the Scots were overtaken by a Nationalist surge, whilst the Welsh were not.
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Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
The Welsh Political Barometer, for example, forecasts a great night for the Conservatives. They can’t both be right.
The two most likely candidates are both Welsh-speaking Brexiteers – but hail from different parts of the principality and differ on devolution.
Also: Labour candidates stage a desperate revolt against Corbyn’s pact with the SNP – but is it too little, too late?
Where the Tories have rallied in Scotland, Labour appear to have done so here. There is a broad range of possible Conservative targets, but only a few anticipated gains.
Their MRP projection has the Scottish Nationalists picking up several seats, often by narrow margins, which would surprise those on the ground.
Analysis of current polls shows the Party picking up nine or ten seats; my own sources suggest it will be more like six.
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
The Foreign Secretary has got tough with devocrats pursuing their own foreign policy, whilst his predecessor picks up several endorsements from Scottish and Welsh MPs.
In both countries, the votes of both Labour and especially the Conservatives have been squeezed between the Brexiteers and the separatists.
As the protester is escorted from the hall, the Prime Minister receives an underwhelming welcome and scattered applause.
Also: Dugdale wins lawsuit against cybernat blogger; devolution row as English hospitals shut out Welsh patients over funding; and a week in SNP bad news.
Also: May cites absurd fears about ‘direct rule’ to justify abandonment of No Deal; Tory rebels wooed separatist votes; and polls open in Newport West.
Also: Eleven candidates prepare to fight Newport West by-election; Trimble hints that backstop changes could be enough; and more.