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.
The Unionists from Northern Ireland have more MPs, but nobody seems to be canvassing their views on Johnson’s future.
Any solution to the divide between authority to order lockdowns and responsibility for paying for it must mean more accountability, not less.
Also: Johnson has handed Truss a poisoned chalice by giving her charge of the negotiations on the Protocol.
Also: Government demands changes to Protocol to ease restrictions on Westminster providing support to Ulster businesses.
“The majority who are sick and tired of this understand that we need to do certain things to keep us as safe as possible.”
Also: Drakeford strikes a deal with the Welsh Nationalists in Cardiff Bay; Sturgeon insists she’s going nowhere.
We hear less from the “you signed it!” crowd now Brussels is seeking remedies outside the terms of the agreement.
Also: Court rules that Lewis has failed in his responsibility to provide abortion services in Ulster; Sturgeon accused of Covid cover-up.
The First Minister admits the decision on the date will be based on when “they can best win it. Any politician would factor in those judgments.”