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.
Of all the frontline royals, Prince Harry seemed to have navigated the family’s often perilous relationship with the press most successfully.
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.
In an ideal world, there would be no more talk of nationalism, nationalist movements and other divisive, xenophobic, introspective crusades.
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.
This election campaign is turning out to be a long one for the Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson.
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Lord Ashcroft’s latest poll showing a majority of Scots are in favour of independence may be the first such result of its kind in more than two years.
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.
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.