Contrary to many of the headlines – this is not a reshuffle! Here’s Grayling’s rundown of who’s who in Mrs May’s new Cabinet at Westminster and what their significance is for Scottish politics.
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On launching her party’s manifesto at the 2016 Holyrood election, Nicola Sturgeon announced that the party would start work this summer to persuade a majority in Scotland of the case for independence. She said there would be “no right to propose another referendum” if they did not succeed. The political landscape has shifted substantially since then. The summer project looks very different. In the wake of the Brexit vote, what do the party need to grapple with to create their vital majority? What are their sticking points?
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On the steps of Bute House following the Brexit vote, First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said there were “many people who voted against independence in 2014 who are today reassessing their decision.” She was right, I was. Many people I spoke to were, including many Conservative voters. However, the reaction in the heat of the moment changes after a period of reflection. Whilst many had the “horrible, sinking feeling” the First Minister describes, further uncertainty with the prospect of a second independence referendum isn’t easy to accept.
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Grayling’s rundown of the headline sackings from Theresa May’s new Government.
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