Total 9 Posts

Brexit: A mug’s eyeful

15 min read
Brexit’s promises prove illusory with issues like stalled UK-Canada trade talks and delayed import controls exposing failures. Changes in Northern Ireland reveal ongoing challenges, while public opinion increasingly sees Brexit as a failure, prompting calls for accountability.

A Northern Ireland photo powerfully represents a hazy concept: Peace

4 min read
Michelle O’Neill and Emma Little-Pengelly, political rivals in Northern Ireland, exemplify unity for a shared political goal despite ideological differences. Their collaboration marks a positive step towards peace and cooperation.

Northern Ireland deal to restore power-sharing after two-year gap – how it happened and what comes next

4 min read
DUP leader Jeffrey Donaldson ends nearly two years of power-sharing protest in Northern Ireland, aiming for a deal with Sinn Féin and UK government concessions on Brexit-related checks. Challenges and symbolism complicate the return to governance.

Why 150,000 public sector workers in Northern Ireland have been on strike

5 min read
Northern Ireland’s largest strike in 50 years, involving 150,000 public sector workers, protests a 7.2% real pay cut, worsening public services, and the ongoing political crisis in Stormont.

Feeling special

5 min read
Rishi Sunak’s triumphant attitude regarding his successful Brexit deal for Northern Ireland with the EU may come back to haunt him. Will the PM’s smugness come back to bite him in the end?

Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal: How the Stormont brake could block new EU laws from Northern Ireland

6 min read
After years of negotiations, the EU and UK have finally agreed on a “Windsor Framework” to reduce trade barriers between Northern Ireland, Britain and the EU. But beware! There are strings attached, including a “Stormont Brake” for the NI Assembly to pull whenever they don’t like EU rules.

Brexit is shaming Britain.

14 min read
Professor Chris Grey’s detailed analysis of the NIPB in relation to the internal politics of the Tory Party and the wider politics of Brexit. But no amount of analysis can ignore the shame it brings to Britain.
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