The Last of the Unionists

Forget Brexit means Brexit! Brexit needs compromise. The country has to be brought back together. So tomorrow I launch #TheLastoftheUnionists - a daily commentary on our constitutional crisis up until October 31st.


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Day 1: Not since 1914 has the tide of English nationalism in the Conservative Party been in fuller flow than it is today. 22.42 KB
Day 1a: Whoever really thought that the British constitution has only been shaped by slow evolutionary change? 21.33 KB
Day 2: All of a government’s authority rests on the confidence of Parliament. 21.48 KB
Day 2a: Nothing is further from vassalage than privilege 18.82 KB
Day 3: Some claim that Boris Johnson has a Churchill complex 19 KB
Day 4: No Union can survive unless it can bargain and adapt 18.91 KB
Day 5: Brexit may not in the end enter deep time, but its results will span the generations 18.86 KB
Day 6: English nationalism is potentially so dangerous to the Union is because it has the force to extinguish Britishness 18.87 KB
Day 7: Boris Johnson may well win a majority in Parliament and the SNP secure every seat in Scotland 21.34 KB
Day 7a: A great party split. Trade policy dividing the country. A National Government in the offing. 21.25 KB
Day 8: There is the hope of a new flourishing of Britishness 18.99 KB
Day 9: Liberal Conservatives are deserting the Party because of its hard interpretation of Brexit 21.57 KB