Also: Ministry of Defence and Northern Irish Office clash over protecting ex-servicemen and police; and another bad week for Scottish Labour.
Posts Tagged: The Troubles
“If you’re dealing, effectively, with a negotiating partner who is now depending on threats, much better to face those threats down now, and confidently.”
Also: Government accused of ‘appeasing the IRA’ over Ulster veterans; Welsh Labour leadership hopefuls in data row; and DUP urge end to Stormont boycott.
Also: Welsh Tories criticise Jones’ delayed departure; Welsh Labour row over voting reform continues; Trimble attacks ‘scaremongering’ over Ulster; and more.
He also addresses the question of the Northern Irish border and tariff-free trade with the Republic of Ireland.
Also: May ‘intensifies’ work with devolved leaders on Brexit; Brokenshire attacks one-sided Troubles inquiries; Scottish Labour will ‘never’ back another referendum; and more.
Christopher Howarth’s Guide to Brexit: How to manage the Northern Irish border after we leave the EU
Britain and Ireland have gradually built a better relationship. There’s no reason why it should be bust by Brexit.
It was a mistake for Blair to fudge the issue rather than settling matters during the Good Friday negotiations.
Also: On the attack or the defensive, Labour’s attempts to distract from it’s record in Wales put country before party, undermining the Union to attack the Tories.
Whether he was or wasn’t involved in the murder of Jean McConville, justice must take its course.