Theresa May now has cover to legislate for liberalisation - but the DUP could force her to then impose direct rule.
Yesterday’s Commons debate showed that while the bad press for the government will not subside, the political path to making abortions free, safe and legal in Northern Ireland is still unclear.
Arlene Foster has not ruled out future membership of a new customs union and that creates an opportunity for the government.
Any poll would be non-binding and is constitutionally unneccessary.
“Our bodies are governed by a piece of law which pre-dates the lightbulb.”
Amid calls to liberalise abortion law, the government is hiding behind the fiction that power-sharing is coming back. Instead, it can – and should – act now.
The party’s message on Brexit and devolution will strike a chord during Corbyn’s visit, but will always be tainted by the messenger’s past.
Public opinion in Northern Ireland appears to be moving towards the collapse of the union.
The Prime Minister’s row with Jacob Rees-Mogg over what would happen in a post-Brexit unification referendum raises existential questions.
After nearly a year and a half of indecision, the government’s bluff has been called by the courts. Leaving it to the civil servants is no longer an option.
The shadow international trade secretary claimed the risks to peace of a hard border are being “played up”.