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The constitutional struggle is a long game, and in the ‘war of position’ unionism is in a stronger position than the SNP would have you think.
The Union needs a cultural case to walk in step with the material one – Project Love, not Project Fear. Which means looking to the future.
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Many still assume that going to college and leaving home are bound up together. But it ain’t necessarily so.
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He did not create the problems which bedevil the Party, and his departure alone will not resolve them.
That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
The May Government set a time-bomb under the Union when it agreed to the mass devolution of ex-EU powers. Ministers must think again.
Aberdeen South and East Renfrewshire are held by the Tories, whilst Glasgow North East is one of seven Labour seats in Scotland.
Conventional wisdom is that the Party will suffer a serious setback north of the border. The Prime Minister must resource a more optimistic strategy.
And what of our voters who would be repelled by a pact with it? I can see the Lib/Lab slogan already: “Vote Blue, get Farage”.
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Some of the abuse is nothing short of bullying. This is a threat to freedom of speech. We should value debating different views.
It was Lord Robert Cecil who brought in the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act of 1918 which gave women the right to be MPs.