The future of the United Kingdom will be at risk if UK leaves the EU without a Brexit deal, writes Jess Sargeant.
Proposals to democratise the Irish backstop would give a central role to institutions which have not functioned for two and a half years, says Jess Sargeant.
It is now 39 months since the referendum result, but Jill Rutter says it is becoming even less clear how the Brexit story ends.
Pressure is growing in Scotland for a second independence referendum, but relying on the UK government’s power to block one will ultimately prove counterproductive, argues Jess Sargeant.
David Klemperer compares Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s first days in office with those of his predecessor.
The prime minister is on the final leg of his “awesome foursome” tour. He says his priority is to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland – but his Brexit strategy means he will end up imposing direct rule.
“Alternative arrangements” still require a great deal of work – and agreement on what they are meant to achieve – before they can feasibly replace the Irish border backstop, says Alex Stojanovic.
The next Prime Minister should seriously consider the threat that no deal poses to Northern Ireland – but Jill Rutter says that neither Jeremy Hunt nor Boris Johnson have shown any signs of doing so.
The Citizens’ Assembly of Scotland is an innovative approach but it needs buy-in from across the political spectrum, argues Jess Sargeant.
The Prime Minister’s legacy should be making explicit why she thought a deal was better than no deal – and do it in time to affect the outcome of the Tory leadership race, argues Joe Owen.