The Nationalists themselves are doing everything they can to minimise their central policy. All the materials for denying their mandate are there.
Posts Tagged: DUP
Iain Dale: Only one of the two Conservative Chairmen may be in trouble over donations. And it isn’t Amanda Milling.
Plus: Why on earth has my bank shortened its name to Abrdn? And: The DUP should think carefully about toppling Arlene Foster.
Henry Hill: Why Foster’s exit most likely signals an even harder line against the Protocol from the DUP
A united front against the sea border might be their best chance – regardless of the headaches it causes in Dublin, Brussels, or London.
Political leadership is needed in Belfast no less than in London – in some respects, even more so.
Henry Hill: If Johnson wants to save the Belfast Agreement, he must act to restore unionist confidence in it
If he cannot or will not convince them that its guarantees of their British status are real and meaningful, its days are numbered.
If the EU is as committed to the Belfast Agreement as it claims to be, here’s what it will do, sooner or later
If strict East-West checks and North-South checks are problematic, the only solution left standing is to minimise the former by rewriting the Protocol.
Henry Hill: Frost’s appointment shows the Government is not resigned to the Northern Ireland Protocol
His extension of grace periods only makes sense as part of a strategy aimed at securing meaningful concessions to assuage unionist concerns.
Henry Hill: Gove’s challenge – what if the Protocol ends up threatening the peace in Northern Ireland?
The problem with conjuring the threat of republican terrorism to oppose a land border is the signal it sends to their loyalist counterparts.
Stephen Booth: Now our own Government says it may trigger Article 16 in Northern Ireland. Is the move a bluff? Or is it for real?
The EU’s missteps over the last week have provided an excellent opportunity to seek changes to the Protocol that might provide for a more durable settlement.
WATCH: “It is very disappointing” to see talk of constitutional politics “during a time of national crisis”, says Foster
“For us in Northern Ireland, what we have to do at the moment is all come together to fight against Covid.”
Also: civil servant at heart of Salmond fiasco set for retirement windfall; Foster threatened by loyalist terrorist; and Bogdanor attacks federalist folly.
The Province must be included in Johnson’s mission to make Westminster a positive and pro-active force in every part of the country.
He has secured a ‘mini-deal’ of the sort we were once told Brussels would not countenance – but there is room in the detail for a choir of devils.
Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
The move, which aims to increase parliamentary scrutiny of the Government, is also signed by Labour and DUP representatives.