It’s a counter-intuitive take – but it’s what the sum of opinion polling in recent years tends to suggest.
Posts Tagged: United Kingdom
It looks to be the least bad medium-term means of settling the future of abortion laws in Northern Ireland.
Lord Ashcroft: My Republic of Ireland focus groups on Brexit. They both agree that the UK is making a terrible mistake.
“Two years later no-one knows what they want, even the Tory party. Theresa May says one thing and Boris Johnson says another.”
They argue that even if May doesn’t deliver a clean outcome, the priority must be to ensure that the Article 50 timetable is met.
We are being nudged towards Norway Minus rather than Canada Plus Plus Plus almost without anyone noticing.
So much of the Government’s strategy is predicated on the belief that this is impossible. But what if that’s wrong?
Not being able to blame Brussels for our problems nor look to the EU for solutions will be immensely reinvigorating.
Obama and his partners ignored the loudly-voiced concerns of our key Gulf strategic partners and Israel that the deal ignored potential Iranian interference in the region.
David Shiels: An Ulster by-election this week – and why abstention is a greater challenge to the Union than Brexit
It knows that it can continue the policy of staying out of the institutions in Belfast and London without damaging its long-term strategy. Unionists need them to work.
WATCH: Davis says the “overwhelmingly likely outcome” is that a Brexit trade deal will solve the Irish border problem
“Even Keir Starmer said last week that no British Prime Minister could accept the backstop. No British Prime Minister could.”
“Wide-ranging devolution from Westminster as well as Brussels”. Lidington’s Brexit and the Union speech: full text.
“This would mean a very big change to the EU Withdrawal Bill that is before Parliament and a significant step forward in these negotiations.”
Graham Gudgin and Ray Bassett: A triumph of ambiguity. What the EU deal means for the UK-Ireland land border
All in all, the Progress Document is something of a canine’s breakfast, with the Irish border tail wagging the UK dog.
Thomas Bridge: Don’t knock Varadkar. He is doing his job – but he is also one of the best friends we have.
What is almost certainly motivating the Taoiseach’s comments is the lack of concrete proposals about how proposed new arrangements will work.
Brexit. How Britain’s lack of interest in Ireland, and Ireland’s lack of imagination about Britain, join to threaten disaster
Dublin likes to cite the Belfast Agreement, and we certainly all need what it exemplified – that’s to say, a good old-fashioned face-saving fudge.
The simultaneous creation and collapse of a new force has been written off an establishment failure. The truth is more interesting.