Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
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: Ministers brace for fight with SNP over ‘Stronger Towns Fund’; Scottish Government backpedalling hard on welfare devolution; and more.
Also: Bradley retains May’s confidence as she takes belated action on MLA salaries; Plaid’s new, right-wing leader offers prospect of Tory pact; and more.
Also: Scottish Labour plunge into chaos again as interim leader resigns; Brokenshire threatens MLAs’ pay; MPs debate ‘indyref2’; and more.
The left will strengthen their position inside Labour, but may push more voters towards the more centrist, avowedly unionist Scottish Conservatives.
For most of those considering a change of parties, this left one viable option: “I hate to say it, but the Tories.”
Also: May ‘intensifies’ work with devolved leaders on Brexit; Brokenshire attacks one-sided Troubles inquiries; Scottish Labour will ‘never’ back another referendum; and more.
Also: Rudd and Mundell rule out Scottish exceptions on single market and immigration; Welsh Labour team up with Plaid to fight for status quo; and more.
Also: Scottish Tories win Labour defection and pitch for more; Welsh Labour attacked by Plaid for backing Conservatives on the Single Market; and more.
Also: Tory AM sets out Plaid Cymru vision; Scottish Labour de facto split off; Jones urged to stay on to block Corbynistas from capturing Welsh Labour; and more.
Also: First Minister of Wales opposes second EU vote; SNP face budget pressures as support for separation stalls; poll deflates Irish nationalists; and more.
The Scottish Conservative leader has rebounded from the result and is sticking to the plan: stand up to the SNP and squeeze Labour’s unionist vote.
Also: Dugdale attacks Scottish Conservatives as the “Brexit party”; Welsh Tories attack Jones’ ‘snub’ to local airport; and more.
Plus: Stingy Liberal Democrats. Stupid Owen Smith. And: at the Edinburgh Festival – and why those right-on comedians don’t get life beyond the M25.