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Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blundering Boris at the helm

Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blundering Boris at the helm

Recalling the events — and the disagreements — that prompted him to leave Margaret Thatcher’s government, Geoffrey Howe delivered a resignation speech that, un [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blun...→

Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blundering Boris at the helm

Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blundering Boris at the helm

Recalling the events — and the disagreements — that prompted him to leave Margaret Thatcher’s government, Geoffrey Howe delivered a resignation speech that, un [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: The Union is sunk with blun...→

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Tomorrow, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon will address this year’s virtual SNP conference and, as has become customary, this event requires a certain [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episod...→

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan dramatically quit yesterday after the Prime Minister overruled his conclusion that the Home Secretary breached the ministerial code by allegedly [...] Read full article: Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris...→

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is planning to form a “union task force” to boost the case for the United Kingdom and stem support for independence. Read full article: Union task force: Boris Johnson to be te...→

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

Devolution has been a disaster, but it’s a no-deal exit that could spell the end of the United Kingdom Read full article: The Union is doomed if Boris fails to se...→

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of showing little regard for the union after commenting that Scottish devolution has been "a disaster". Read full article: Johnson 'blundering' over the union, say...→

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

TENSIONS are rising between Westminster and Edinburgh over a second independence vote as a controversial review into UK unionism is set to be published. Read full article: Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensio...→

Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by getting Brexit right - Brian Monteith

Is Britain really about to complete the 11-month transition period and fully leave the European Union on 31 December without a trade deal? That’s how it is beg [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by ...→

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

If the PM decides it’s time for a reshuffle, does he have the talent available to replace the underperformers, asks Sean O’Grady Read full article: What can Boris Johnson do about his blun...→

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Former Strictly contestant Scott, who once revealed she's faced abuse from sexist fans including threats of rape and acid attacks, will take over next year aft [...] Read full article: Alex Scott takes over the helm at Questi...→

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Sal...→

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

THE new head of the UK civil service has acknowledged the future of the United Kingdom is under threat in his first message to staff. Read full article: Boris Johnson's top official admits 'int...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Civil servants being bullied or harassed by ministers do not have confidence in the system that is supposed to protect them after its unlawful use against Alex [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do ...→

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Last week Leslie Evans, Scotland’s most senior civil servant, gave evidence to the Holyrood committee investigating the Scottish government’s handling of haras [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ...→

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

There are “no plans” to brand Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine with the Union Jack, Number 10 has insisted. Read full article: Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Unio...→

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

BREXIT talks are about to come to an end - but not too long ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK could have prolonged its membership in the custo [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in cus...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says MSPs behaviour 'falls below standards'

A union chief has raised concerns the behaviour of MSPs investigating the Scottish Government's botched handling of complaints against former first minister Al [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says M...→

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Another week, another needless communications disaster for the UK Government. Boris Johnson's take on devolution is the latest in a long line of gaffes. Read full article: Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Joh...→

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Just how much does Boris Johnson value the Union? Well, about £60bn at the last count. Last week, the Prime Minister effectively bounced his… Read full article: Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to ...→

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

WELSH Labour leader Mark Drakeford has attacked Boris Johnson after imposing a strict border rule to fight the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader at...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

Boris Johnson renewables boast a

Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantasy" says union fighting for windfarm jobs

One offshore windfarm a day for the next ten years would have to be installed to meet PM's conference speech target on renewables says the GMB. Read full article: Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantas...→

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Breaking up is never easy, even when it’s also clear it’s the right thing to do. Thus one could sympathise with Richard Keen, the advocate-general, as he sough [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you a...→

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

BREXITEER First Minister Arlene Foster attacked Boris Johnson for threatening the stability of the union with his Brexit withdrawal agreement. Read full article: Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Bori...→

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

A “quite extraordinary” number of concerns was raised about Scottish Government ministers’ behaviour and officials still have issues with the inappropriate con [...] Read full article: Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry ...→

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Sunday's opinion page pieces discussed Boris Johnson's appeal to Scottish nationalists, the effect on Scots businesses of the latest Covid-19… Read full article: Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with '...→

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson has been told he is “seriously undermining” the Union each time he intervenes on Scottish politics.The prime minister came under fire from Sir Ke [...] Read full article: Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest...→

Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is the 'disaster' for the Union – Scotsman comment

So Scottish devolution has been a “disaster” and it, rather than the Iraq War, was Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake”? Read full article: Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is th...→

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

BORIS JOHNSON has unveiled a new pledge to be the "voice" of the anti-independence majority in Scotland after a bitter Scottish devolution row. Read full article: Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ...→

Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘speaks for majority of Scots’ as he’s labelled ‘biggest threat’ to Union

Downing Street has insisted Boris Johnson “speaks for the majority of Scots” on the same day he was labelled the “biggest threat” to the Union. Read full article: Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘spe...→

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

BORIS Johnson is launching a new anti-Scottish independence drive to counter the SNPs success in recent polls, Express.co.uk understands. Read full article: Boris planning new drive to crush SNP an...→

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

These have never been headier, nor stranger, times for Scotland’s nationalist movement. A series of polls confirms that, hypothetically anyway, a majority of S [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stal...→

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola...→

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Strange times, these. So very unusual, indeed, that last week I found myself contemplating a novel question. “What”, I wondered, “would Henry McLeish make of a [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola ...→

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

A PLAN to build a bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland due to be examined as part of a national transport review has sparked outrage among the SNP. Read full article: SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan ...→

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

EXCLUSIVE: BORIS JOHNSON is planning a new visit assault on Scotland as internal UK Government polling data suggests the majority of Scots support independence [...] Read full article: Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent ...→

Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a coherent, united pro-Union message

I suppose the first thing to remember about Northern Ireland’s centenary is that Northern Ireland is still here and still part of the United Kingdom. Read full article: Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a c...→

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Tomorrow, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon will address this year’s virtual SNP conference and, as has become customary, this event requires a certain [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episod...→

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Sunday's opinion page pieces discussed Boris Johnson's appeal to Scottish nationalists, the effect on Scots businesses of the latest Covid-19… Read full article: Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with '...→

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

BREXIT talks are about to come to an end - but not too long ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK could have prolonged its membership in the custo [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in cus...→

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson has been told he is “seriously undermining” the Union each time he intervenes on Scottish politics.The prime minister came under fire from Sir Ke [...] Read full article: Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest...→

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

BORIS JOHNSON has unveiled a new pledge to be the "voice" of the anti-independence majority in Scotland after a bitter Scottish devolution row. Read full article: Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ...→

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of showing little regard for the union after commenting that Scottish devolution has been "a disaster". Read full article: Johnson 'blundering' over the union, say...→

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

BORIS Johnson is launching a new anti-Scottish independence drive to counter the SNPs success in recent polls, Express.co.uk understands. Read full article: Boris planning new drive to crush SNP an...→

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Just how much does Boris Johnson value the Union? Well, about £60bn at the last count. Last week, the Prime Minister effectively bounced his… Read full article: Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to ...→

Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by getting Brexit right - Brian Monteith

Is Britain really about to complete the 11-month transition period and fully leave the European Union on 31 December without a trade deal? That’s how it is beg [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by ...→

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

A PLAN to build a bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland due to be examined as part of a national transport review has sparked outrage among the SNP. Read full article: SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan ...→

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Breaking up is never easy, even when it’s also clear it’s the right thing to do. Thus one could sympathise with Richard Keen, the advocate-general, as he sough [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you a...→

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Former Strictly contestant Scott, who once revealed she's faced abuse from sexist fans including threats of rape and acid attacks, will take over next year aft [...] Read full article: Alex Scott takes over the helm at Questi...→

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

THE new head of the UK civil service has acknowledged the future of the United Kingdom is under threat in his first message to staff. Read full article: Boris Johnson's top official admits 'int...→

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

A “quite extraordinary” number of concerns was raised about Scottish Government ministers’ behaviour and officials still have issues with the inappropriate con [...] Read full article: Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry ...→

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Last week Leslie Evans, Scotland’s most senior civil servant, gave evidence to the Holyrood committee investigating the Scottish government’s handling of haras [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ...→

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

There are “no plans” to brand Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine with the Union Jack, Number 10 has insisted. Read full article: Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Unio...→

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan dramatically quit yesterday after the Prime Minister overruled his conclusion that the Home Secretary breached the ministerial code by allegedly [...] Read full article: Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris...→

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is planning to form a “union task force” to boost the case for the United Kingdom and stem support for independence. Read full article: Union task force: Boris Johnson to be te...→

Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is the 'disaster' for the Union – Scotsman comment

So Scottish devolution has been a “disaster” and it, rather than the Iraq War, was Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake”? Read full article: Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is th...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says MSPs behaviour 'falls below standards'

A union chief has raised concerns the behaviour of MSPs investigating the Scottish Government's botched handling of complaints against former first minister Al [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says M...→

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

Devolution has been a disaster, but it’s a no-deal exit that could spell the end of the United Kingdom Read full article: The Union is doomed if Boris fails to se...→

Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘speaks for majority of Scots’ as he’s labelled ‘biggest threat’ to Union

Downing Street has insisted Boris Johnson “speaks for the majority of Scots” on the same day he was labelled the “biggest threat” to the Union. Read full article: Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘spe...→

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Another week, another needless communications disaster for the UK Government. Boris Johnson's take on devolution is the latest in a long line of gaffes. Read full article: Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Joh...→

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

TENSIONS are rising between Westminster and Edinburgh over a second independence vote as a controversial review into UK unionism is set to be published. Read full article: Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensio...→

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

These have never been headier, nor stranger, times for Scotland’s nationalist movement. A series of polls confirms that, hypothetically anyway, a majority of S [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stal...→

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

WELSH Labour leader Mark Drakeford has attacked Boris Johnson after imposing a strict border rule to fight the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader at...→

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Strange times, these. So very unusual, indeed, that last week I found myself contemplating a novel question. “What”, I wondered, “would Henry McLeish make of a [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola ...→

Boris Johnson renewables boast a

Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantasy" says union fighting for windfarm jobs

One offshore windfarm a day for the next ten years would have to be installed to meet PM's conference speech target on renewables says the GMB. Read full article: Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantas...→

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

If the PM decides it’s time for a reshuffle, does he have the talent available to replace the underperformers, asks Sean O’Grady Read full article: What can Boris Johnson do about his blun...→

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Sal...→

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

EXCLUSIVE: BORIS JOHNSON is planning a new visit assault on Scotland as internal UK Government polling data suggests the majority of Scots support independence [...] Read full article: Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent ...→

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

BREXITEER First Minister Arlene Foster attacked Boris Johnson for threatening the stability of the union with his Brexit withdrawal agreement. Read full article: Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Bori...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Civil servants being bullied or harassed by ministers do not have confidence in the system that is supposed to protect them after its unlawful use against Alex [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do ...→

Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a coherent, united pro-Union message

I suppose the first thing to remember about Northern Ireland’s centenary is that Northern Ireland is still here and still part of the United Kingdom. Read full article: Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a c...→

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episode of the great indyref2 pretence

Tomorrow, Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon will address this year’s virtual SNP conference and, as has become customary, this event requires a certain [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Tune in for the next episod...→

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Union Jack on Oxford vaccine

There are “no plans” to brand Oxford University’s coronavirus vaccine with the Union Jack, Number 10 has insisted. Read full article: Boris Johnson has ‘no plans’ to put Unio...→

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with 'blundering' Boris Johnson

Sunday's opinion page pieces discussed Boris Johnson's appeal to Scottish nationalists, the effect on Scots businesses of the latest Covid-19… Read full article: Opinion Matrix: The union is sunk with '...→

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris refused to sack Priti Patel

Sir Alex Allan dramatically quit yesterday after the Prime Minister overruled his conclusion that the Home Secretary breached the ministerial code by allegedly [...] Read full article: Sir Alex Allan stormed off because Boris...→

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in customs union and single market for TWO years'

BREXIT talks are about to come to an end - but not too long ago, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the UK could have prolonged its membership in the custo [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson said UK 'could stay in cus...→

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest threat to the Union, says Sir Keir Starmer

Boris Johnson has been told he is “seriously undermining” the Union each time he intervenes on Scottish politics.The prime minister came under fire from Sir Ke [...] Read full article: Devolution row: Boris Johnson is biggest...→

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Union task force: Boris Johnson to be team player in defence of UK | Press and Journal

Boris Johnson is planning to form a “union task force” to boost the case for the United Kingdom and stem support for independence. Read full article: Union task force: Boris Johnson to be te...→

Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is the 'disaster' for the Union – Scotsman comment

So Scottish devolution has been a “disaster” and it, rather than the Iraq War, was Tony Blair’s “biggest mistake”? Read full article: Why Boris Johnson, not devolution, is th...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says MSPs behaviour 'falls below standards'

A union chief has raised concerns the behaviour of MSPs investigating the Scottish Government's botched handling of complaints against former first minister Al [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Union chief says M...→

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ‘handed Christmas present’ in devolution row

BORIS JOHNSON has unveiled a new pledge to be the "voice" of the anti-independence majority in Scotland after a bitter Scottish devolution row. Read full article: Boris vows NEW voice of Union – but SNP ...→

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

The Union is doomed if Boris fails to secure a Brexit trade agreement

Devolution has been a disaster, but it’s a no-deal exit that could spell the end of the United Kingdom Read full article: The Union is doomed if Boris fails to se...→

Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘speaks for majority of Scots’ as he’s labelled ‘biggest threat’ to Union

Downing Street has insisted Boris Johnson “speaks for the majority of Scots” on the same day he was labelled the “biggest threat” to the Union. Read full article: Downing Street insist Boris Johnson ‘spe...→

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Johnson 'blundering' over the union, says UUP leader Aiken after PM brands Scottish devolution 'disaster'

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been accused of showing little regard for the union after commenting that Scottish devolution has been "a disaster". Read full article: Johnson 'blundering' over the union, say...→

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Johnson blundered on the Union | Press and Journal

Another week, another needless communications disaster for the UK Government. Boris Johnson's take on devolution is the latest in a long line of gaffes. Read full article: Devolution disaster: Six times Boris Joh...→

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

Boris planning new drive to crush SNP and save the Union from Scottish independence

BORIS Johnson is launching a new anti-Scottish independence drive to counter the SNPs success in recent polls, Express.co.uk understands. Read full article: Boris planning new drive to crush SNP an...→

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensions soar as Union review set to be released

TENSIONS are rising between Westminster and Edinburgh over a second independence vote as a controversial review into UK unionism is set to be published. Read full article: Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon tensio...→

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to save the Union by firing his big spending bazooka

Just how much does Boris Johnson value the Union? Well, about £60bn at the last count. Last week, the Prime Minister effectively bounced his… Read full article: Iain Macwhirter: Boris Johnson tries to ...→

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stalled on poll position

These have never been headier, nor stranger, times for Scotland’s nationalist movement. A series of polls confirms that, hypothetically anyway, a majority of S [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: SNP’s indyref drive is stal...→

Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by getting Brexit right - Brian Monteith

Is Britain really about to complete the 11-month transition period and fully leave the European Union on 31 December without a trade deal? That’s how it is beg [...] Read full article: Boris Johnson can preserve the Union by ...→

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader attacks Boris after strict border rule

WELSH Labour leader Mark Drakeford has attacked Boris Johnson after imposing a strict border rule to fight the coronavirus crisis. Read full article: Union in tatters: Welsh Labour leader at...→

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola Sturgeon solo show

More than six months into a global pandemic, it may come as a surprise to you that the Scottish government does actually have a minister for public health. Not [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: The SNP has become a Nicola...→

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop 'forgetting' Scotland to save the union

BORIS JOHNSON has been warned the "complacency" the Conservative Party has shown towards the pro-independence movement in Scotland could ultimately cost him th [...] Read full article: UK on brink: Boris Johnson urged to stop...→

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola Sturgeon to lose her memory

Strange times, these. So very unusual, indeed, that last week I found myself contemplating a novel question. “What”, I wondered, “would Henry McLeish make of a [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: It's a bad time for Nicola ...→

Boris Johnson renewables boast a

Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantasy" says union fighting for windfarm jobs

One offshore windfarm a day for the next ten years would have to be installed to meet PM's conference speech target on renewables says the GMB. Read full article: Boris Johnson renewables boast a "fantas...→

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan to strengthen union and dash independence hopes

A PLAN to build a bridge linking Scotland and Northern Ireland due to be examined as part of a national transport review has sparked outrage among the SNP. Read full article: SNP left furious as Boris outlines plan ...→

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

What can Boris Johnson do about his blundering ministers?

If the PM decides it’s time for a reshuffle, does he have the talent available to replace the underperformers, asks Sean O’Grady Read full article: What can Boris Johnson do about his blun...→

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you are the problem

Breaking up is never easy, even when it’s also clear it’s the right thing to do. Thus one could sympathise with Richard Keen, the advocate-general, as he sough [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Boris, I’m sorry, but you a...→

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Alex Scott takes over the helm at Question of Sport

Former Strictly contestant Scott, who once revealed she's faced abuse from sexist fans including threats of rape and acid attacks, will take over next year aft [...] Read full article: Alex Scott takes over the helm at Questi...→

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Salmond inquiry

Last week, Leslie Evans, permanent secretary in the Scottish government and Scotland’s most senior civil servant, appeared for a second time to answer question [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Collective amnesia dogs Sal...→

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent visits to Scotland as independence support soaring

EXCLUSIVE: BORIS JOHNSON is planning a new visit assault on Scotland as internal UK Government polling data suggests the majority of Scots support independence [...] Read full article: Fight for the Union: Boris plans urgent ...→

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

Boris Johnson's top official admits 'integrity of the union' in doubt

THE new head of the UK civil service has acknowledged the future of the United Kingdom is under threat in his first message to staff. Read full article: Boris Johnson's top official admits 'int...→

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Boris over trade deal 'damaging' union stability

BREXITEER First Minister Arlene Foster attacked Boris Johnson for threatening the stability of the union with his Brexit withdrawal agreement. Read full article: Brexit fury: Arlene Foster rages at Bori...→

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do not feel protected, says union leader

Civil servants being bullied or harassed by ministers do not have confidence in the system that is supposed to protect them after its unlawful use against Alex [...] Read full article: Alex Salmond inquiry: Civil servants do ...→

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry of 'quite extraordinary' number of concerns about ministers' behaviour | Press and Journal

A “quite extraordinary” number of concerns was raised about Scottish Government ministers’ behaviour and officials still have issues with the inappropriate con [...] Read full article: Union leaders tell Alex Salmond inquiry ...→

Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a coherent, united pro-Union message

I suppose the first thing to remember about Northern Ireland’s centenary is that Northern Ireland is still here and still part of the United Kingdom. Read full article: Alex Kane: The centenary of NI needs a c...→

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ask questions

Last week Leslie Evans, Scotland’s most senior civil servant, gave evidence to the Holyrood committee investigating the Scottish government’s handling of haras [...] Read full article: Alex Massie: Salmond inquiry that can’t ...→