Adam Tomkins

Why we need a new Act of Union — and what to put in it

For the last century the United Kingdom has regarded itself as a voluntary union of four home nations. Consent, rather than the force of law, has been the glue that has held us together. This is not normal. Most countries hold themselves together with something rather more robust. In Spain, the courts, applying the constitution,

Centralising, illiberal, catastrophic: the SNP’s one-party state

[audioplayer src=”″ title=”Adam Tomkins vs. Kevin Pringle on the SNP’s 8 years in government” startat=37] Listen [/audioplayer]Imagine a country where the government so mistrusted parents that every child was assigned a state guardian — not a member of their family — to act as a direct link between the child and officials. Imagine that such