Nigel Farage’s U-turn on Monday, in which he agreed to stand down hundreds of his Brexit Party candidates in Conservative seats, will be seen by Scottish Nationalists as a boost to their campaign.
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The MP for East Dunbartonshire is a Unionist but as she embarks on her general election campaign, Scotland’s future in the UK seems to be taking a distant second place to Britain’s position in Europe.
One thing most of Britain’s political parties have in common over Brexit is their bitter internal divisions. Now we have a general election looming, those differences will no doubt set the tone of the campaign.
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When does an apparently persecuted minority become a persecutor? Is it when its cause is appropriated by those with their own political agenda?
Now is perhaps not the best time to encourage further constitutional upheaval in the UK, with the Brexit process continuing to divide the nation and the Parliament, as well as undermine our democracy and even the role of the monarchy.
Of all the frontline royals, Prince Harry seemed to have navigated the family’s often perilous relationship with the press most successfully.
Anyone who didn’t think Boris Johnson would quickly become a liability in Downing Street must now be wondering how they could have been so naïve.
Watching this year’s Labour Party conference, one could be forgiven for thinking Britain had been teleported back to the ’70s, and the Blair years never happened.
In handing the education portfolio to John Swinney, by all accounts one of the most able SNP politicians, it seemed Nicola Sturgeon was committed to making schools a priority.
As parliament was about to be prorogued on Monday night, it was ironically a Scottish Nationalist MP who voiced outrage, on behalf of opposition party leaders, at the threat to British democracy.