The DUP, UUP, and SDLP all have seats they could lose in the right circumstances. Sinn Fein probably don’t.
Posts Tagged: Northern Ireland
Also: Brokenshire sets Good Friday deadline for talks as UUP elect new leader; and Welsh Tories regain second place as Reckless ‘re-rats’ from UKIP.
The EU’s draft document suggests broad agreement on most of what we want. And the three bones of contention are surmountable.
Also: Brokenshire insists restoring Ulster devolution remains the focus; Sturgeon may try to defy May over a referendum; and why not make Gibraltar actually British?
Dean Godson: Deal or No Deal. What happens if we leave the EU without a comprehensive agreement? A call for evidence.
We are keen to gather views from interested parties (such as businesses, industry groups, politicians, academics and others) about what would happen.
The Prime Minister set out to show that she will be a safe, inclusive negotiator.
Also: why the Prime Minister is playing for time on a second Scottish independence referendum; and veteran Welsh MP says her support for devolution ‘a mistake’.
“It is extremely disappointing that an Executive has not been formed in Northern Ireland today. There will be widespread dismay across the community.”
Perhaps voters are waiting to see the outcome of the negotiations, or maybe the economic reality of Ulster’s reliance on Great Britain is key to swing voters.
Garvan Walshe: McGuinness – a planner and executor, we should remember today, of attacks on our democracy
Every such criminal claims to have been “driven” to violence. Their excuses must not be indulged.
Also: Jones calls for grand council to create a federalist vision for Labour, and Government rebuffs Irish leader over Ulster comments.
Edward Bickham: To please Brexit zealots, the Government is getting its negotiation plan seriously wrong
We are in danger of asking for the wrong things, in the wrong way and on the wrong timescale.
Direct rule from Westminster is the proper unionist option.
James Dobson: Leaving the EU – but not Europe – must include remaining a proud signatory of the ECHR
The European Convention on Human Rights is critical to holding the UK together.
Plus: Hammond’s blunder. Peers’ folly. Stephen Hawking is not, repeat not, controlled by MI5. And: my inner Mary Whitehouse meets Katie Hopkins’ slack vagina.