Salmond bowed out after taking his shot at separation in 2014; his successor may feel that she can’t step down without doing the same.
With a referendum taken decisively off the table, there is now space to really take the fight to the SNP on their domestic record.
The Prime Minister has no way of even trying to ensure the dispute is over by April except capitulating to the EU.
Also: having missed his self-imposed deadline of October 28th, Heaton-Harris changes the law to push Stormont vote back to April.
Also: the ERG fire a shot across the Government’s bows following press speculation that ministers could fold on ECJ oversight in Northern Ireland.
Cutting the 45p rate puts fresh pressure on the SNP’s revenue-hostile policies; spending cuts will squeeze their budgets again.
First Minister says she will “do her best to build a constructive working relationship” with Truss if she is elected as Tory leader and PM.
The fourth of a series of five articles on ConservativeHome this week about the main challenges that await the new Prime Minister.
Separatists from different wings of the movement are increasingly united in scepticism towards Nicola Sturgeon’s new strategy.
The First Minister hides behind the Supreme Court to avoid an unofficial referendum, but then plans to use an election as a ‘proxy’.
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.
Also: Sturgeon likened to Trump after she bans print journalists from SNP launch event.
The Party Chairman responsible for fund-raising is playing for higher stakes than he may appreciate.
The Government plans to scrap the legal requirement for people to self-isolate if they have the virus; a move that has huge implications.
Also: devolved administrations cling tight to Covid powers; Lewis raises prospect of prosecuting terrorists; SNP retreat from pension lie.