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Posts Tagged: Republic of Ireland
It’s deeply disturbing for many that a modern European democracy might shortly be led by a party that continues to have its strategy overseen by an Army Council.
Stephen Booth: Checks in the Irish Sea. What they are, why the UK and EU disgree about them – and how they could wreck the talks
For the Protocol to work over the long-term, broad-based political consent for it must be gained then retained.
Grasping this nettle will involve appointing someone prepared to be considerably less popular with sections of the gallery than was their predecessor.
As long as their activists call them “colonialists” and candidates glorify the IRA, the idea is as convincing as a Hannukah greeting from Jeremy Corbyn.
The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
The Taoiseach adds that the deal finalised today “creates a unique solution for Northern Ireland”.
There might not be time, but it at least now appears that a UK-EU deal on Brexit is conceivable.
The Prime Minister and Taoiseach met today to try to break the deadlock over the Northern Irish backstop.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.
But the Commons has dug in against the Withdrawal Agreement. These immovable obstacles seemingly point in only one direction: a general election.
“No infrastructure on the border, because I believe passionately in that. It is necessary for our Union.”
Bim Afolami: Why I am joining the Commission seeking Alternative Arrangements for the Northern Ireland border
If you are sceptical, I understand. I was too. But this is the only viable way forward.
Also: Dublin urged to ‘come clean’ over support for IRA during the Troubles; Welsh tax powers come into force; and Salmond inquiry tells Sturgeon not to destroy evidence.