Rishi Sunak should build on the recent progress in Northern Ireland to impress upon Dublin the urgency of stepping up our efforts to counter Russian, Chinese, and Iranian threats to our joint security.
Also: SNP plunged into fresh controversy over misleading claim about healthcare spending, whilst Kate Forbes gears up for an internal battle over the Scottish Government’s income tax plans.
The Democratic Unionist leader is under huge pressure from former allies who claim his settlement falls far short of the Seven Tests his party set out in 2021.
Also: Another woeful week for the SNP as its health minister refuses to resign over £11k roaming fee and Yousaf defies calls for an ethics inquiry into allegations he misled the Scottish Parliament.
Giving the green light to reviving the NILP could be a less-controversial way for Labour to organise in the Province. What could be more balanced than having two sister parties, one nationalist and one unionist?
The Windsor Framework is not workable. Its flaws and unworkability are already apparent and will quickly become more so.
It is not a coincidence that the only bits of England he omits from his coalition of “progressive values” are those that are net contributors to the Exchequer.
The Belfast Agreement decoupled Northern Ireland’s constitutional future from day-to-day elected politics, but the pro-UK parties failed to adapt.
Joining the UK would end its status as a dependant territory, and so finally nullify Spanish (and Argentine) arguments based on the UN definition of decolonisation.
The Order of St Patrick also has no business being dormant so long as Northern Ireland remains part of the United Kingdom.
Hopes for normal, non-sectarian and growth-focused politics have been dashed as rent-seeking hard-liners dominate at Stormont.
In launching a campaign for a metro mayor, a local businessman (and Labour activist) has said aloud what many Welsh Conservatives seem to think privately.
It represents the biggest opportunity for the Conservatives to show we can build a stronger, greener, and more prosperous Scotland.
Out of step on economics, slated for her religious views, and running against the hierarchy’s anointed candidate, she took 48 per cent of the vote.
ConservativeHome’s deputy editor speaks to Michael Portillo about whether or not the events of the past week have made the Union stronger.