If the policy was having its desired effect, you’d expect to see a drop in alcohol-related harms. Instead, you see no such thing.
For many, Brexit is a powerful justification for a new independence referendum. But this, too, works both ways.
Britain can convene a coalition of countries, including Poland, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands and the Baltic states, possibly with Ukraine in association.
Plus: Have you got your popcorn ready for Salmond’s appearance before a committee of the Scottish Parliament this lunchtime?
The second article in a five-part ConHome series this week on the future of the United Kingdom.
Plus: Gauke’s failure, UKIP chaos, Salmond’s Russia Today shame, Corbyn’s anti-semitism debacle…and an invitation if you live near Bath.
Plus: Vicious Cybernats. Bolton’s brass neck. Widdecombe’s ratings. Johnson’s death wish. And: the courage of my friend Tessa Jowell.
The most ominous portent for a second poll is that the No campaign has collapsed. It needs rebooting urgently.
Plus: Salmond’s revisionist view of Thatcher. My weekly Brexit briefing begins. And: the glory of Tim Shipman’s “All Out War”.
Opportunities for Scotland’s Conservatives lie ahead – if the right organisation and resources can be found.
How a federalist offer on Scotland could turn expectations on their head.
The threat posed by Scottish Nationalists to the Union has had the beneficial consequence of reinvigorating the Scottish Conservatives.
The inflated hopes engendered by their 2014 annus mirabilis look set to sour a perfectly respectable result for the People’s Army.
Privately, leading Scottish Tories are livid at the Carlisle Principle, Theresa May’s ‘abdication’ intervention and the rest of the rhetoric of the last week.
Based on recent polls and allowing for a bit of slippage here and there, here’s the worst that could happen.