The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
Posts Tagged: Northern Ireland
A limited suspension is one thing, lasting change would be another. And so often, nothing is so permanent as the temporary.
Richard Ekins: How the Supreme Court has empowered Gerry Adams to sue the Government – and seek damages
Worse, its judgement has knock-on implications for the effectiveness of government. Urgent corrective legislation is needed.
The Prime Minister has avoided some of the potential dangers, but nonetheless introduced a border inside the United Kingdom.
Stephen Booth: Contrary to expectations, the UK may have the upper hand as Brexit negotiations intensify
With its objective being British sovereignty, Johnson’s government can justify economic disruption better than the EU.
Also: Welsh Government abandons separate testing app to join UK-run scheme; Gove tries to downplay the Irish Sea border.
Also: Kawczynski clashes with colleagues over the future of Welsh devolution; Government capitulates on an Irish Sea border; and more.
Stephen Booth: On the Northern Ireland Protocol, the UK’s negotiating hand is stronger than people think
The formal deadline for agreeing an extension to the transition period is close, but Britain is unlikely to ask for one.
Sturgeon, Wales, the shutdown row – and why a Four Nations policy is no substitute for a One Nation policy
The unique circumstances of the pandemic temporarily forged a common response, but cracks are already appearing and will only deepen.
Owen Paterson: Cameron’s Coalition was formed ten years ago today. It left us a message of hope that we should honour.
As a member of his first Cabinet, I was tested in Northern Ireland – as elsewhere the new government reduced the defict and reformed public services.
“That will set out how we can take these graduated steps back to what will be a different normality.”
The available evidence “leads to a conclusion that the death rate in Northern Ireland is almost identical to that in the Republic”.
Anand Menon and Jonathan Portes: On balance, the pandemic strengthens the case for extending the Brexit transition
The choice could have profound consequences for the future of the UK economy, not just for next year but for decades.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
Stephen Booth: The UK and EU should agree a deal this year. The implementation period is the tricky part.
With draft texts exchanged, it’s unlikely that the Government will seek out a Brexit extension.