Also: true scale of the Irish Protocol’s impact on commerce, and Stormont’s ‘rank incompetence’, show how Ulster unionism needs a refresh.
Posts Tagged: Sinn Fein
Stephen Booth: Brexit-related concerns about a Biden presidency are overblown. The reality is more nuanced.
From wanting to tackle climate change, to striving for greater security cooperation, the PM and US president share many of the same goals.
Henry Hill: Davies touts ‘devolution revolution’ as the Welsh Tories try to shield their unionist flank
Also: Johnson in Scotland to fight back against the SNP; Tory backbenchers set up new unionist research caucus; and more devolved woe in Ulster.
Also: Plaid suspend high-profile candidate over antisemitic comments; DUP call on O’Neill to ‘step aside’; and Anglesey spared shake-up of Welsh seats.
The proposition is backed by more than a third of those prepared to say how they’d vote – including an overwhelming majority of Tories.
It may prove easier to maintain coordination when imposing the rules than easing them, especially if regional variegation is called for.
Also: Welsh Labour demand less alignment with London on coronavirus policy; and Sinn Fein isolated in objecting to Army support in Northern Ireland.
John Hayes: The plan to impose abortion on demand on Northern Ireland by the end of this month – and why it should be stopped
To respect devolution, the UK Government must not impose such a drastic development on the Province. Is this a test run for England?
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.
No Deal 1) There is a green fly in the red, white and blue ointment. Or the other way round, if you prefer.
The lack of an agreed border with Ireland makes “an Australian-style settlement” more unlikely than would otherwise be the case.
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.
Their negotiating stance is often very aggressive and unyielding. They will seek to cause maximum damage at a critical time.
Of course the result is a bad one. But we encourage the party to co-govern in Northern Ireland, so can scarcely object if now does so too in the Irish Republic.
An extremist party is gaining support – from those wishing to protest housing shortages and hospital overcrowding.
Ulster’s major parties are failing to adapt to a changing electoral landscape, creating an opportunity for a new, more practical politics.