Conservative parties are rooted in specific circumstances, particular traditions – if that vital context disappears then so does our purpose
Also: Scotch Whiskey Association blocks minimum pricing; UUP leader backs unionist pact; and Ulster grammar schools maintain lead.
Labour has funked reforming devolution – and given her a chance to come out and campaign for tax competition.
Scottish Labour want to make cutting taxes effectively unconstitutional – with Ed Miliband’s blessing.
Also: Welsh Tories’ ‘Night of Long Knives’; International views on currency gambit; Irish language cuts; and devolution for Shetland?
She tells Andrew Gimson that Scottish Conservatives are determined to defend the UK, and may even prosper by doing so.
Also: Welsh economist accuses Westminster of unfairly chancing Welsh tax powers on ‘highly losable’ referendum
Tories are cheerful, socialists gloomy, the Scots expect to vote No…and UKIP supporters expect England to be knocked out in the first round of the World Cup.
The vote in September will be about more than just one part of it.
Ten principles to form the foundation of a modern Conservative policy.
And not a word about Unite’s attempt to take over the Labour Party. Some saviour.
If they don’t, what’s presumably their target audience is unlikely to listen to them.
Also: Accidental self-immolation marks upsurge in dissident republican violence; and Welsh referendum on tax powers would be too close to call.
Also: Labour finally select Falkirk candidate; Celtic close down nationalist ultras in ‘Green Brigade’; and BBC News readers propose some post-Union Jacks.
It is being undermined and destroyed by politicians just trying to please the masses.