Boris Johnson could have got his Brexit deal through parliament if he had pressed ahead. He chose not to do so because he wants to fight an election from a position of maximum strength, writes Brian Wilson.
After Laura Kuenssberg said Nicola Sturgeon had acted “right on cue”, she was accused of “insulting a politician for doing their job” by crime writer Val McDermid and others then piled on in the latest sign of the divisive nature of the Scottish independence debate, writes Brian Wilson.
While major scandals pass unnoticed, the symbolism of relatively minor ones can stir the nation. Hence the response to the SNP Lord Provost of Glasgow’s publicly funded underwear and 23 pairs of shoes.
I felt quite nostalgic on hearing the US will impose tariffs on an eclectic range of EU products in response to a World Trade Organisation ruling that Airbus benefited from illegal subsidies to the detriment of Boeing.