I mentioned a couple of days ago that I think there is a wider Conservative strategy being developed at the minute, one which will have a most meaningful impact on both the constitutional future of the United Kingdom and, by obvious extension, the Union.
1.The ongoing strengthening of links with the UUP in Northern Ireland.
2.The subtle acceptance of necessary realpolitik involving any future relationship with the SNP minority administration
3.The (apparent) acceptance of the concept of English MPs only voting on “English” measures.
4. And this morning, the pledge to scrap “regional government”.
Far too much happening at the minute for me to deal with it fully (and I’m pretty sure I’d struggle anyway to cobble together a bigger picture); but still, there’s an interesting situation building here- a few more pieces of the puzzle to fall into place yet though.