Strong foundations? The Government’s Housing White Paper

The government’s Housing White Paper had been heavily trailed and expectations were high as Sajid Javid delivered his statement in the House of Commons this afternoon. Having set out the scale of the challenge facing the country in relation to housing since Theresa May’s ascension as prime minister, pressure was on the government to deliverRead more

Sturgeon swimming upstream

I can’t help thinking that when Nicola Sturgeon sees her old boss Alex Salmond touring the TV studios that her heart is in her mouth hoping he’s not going to steal her thunder. Following Theresa May’s Brexit speech, the former First Minister used his airtime to declare that Scotland will likely hold indyref2 in theRead more

My goodness, McGuinness

The maladministration of a renewable energy scheme in Stormont could be about to plunge Northern Ireland into fresh elections and potentially either scupper or ease Theresa May’s plans to trigger Article 50 by the end of March. The resignation of deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness yesterday triggers a seven-day period for Sinn Fein to nominateRead more