Britannia’s moving out – but she wants a house next door to her mother

Posted By: July 30, 2016

Patrick Murphy. Irish News (Belfast). Saturday, July 30, 2016Although Britannia is planning to move out of her European economic home, developments in the pre-Brexit negotiations suggest that she would like a house next door to her mother.Brexit now appears to mean British membership of the European Economic Area or, possibly, an even closer form of semi-detached relationship with the EU. Welcome to Europe, […]

Jim Sands of the Ulster Unionist Party suspended after writing open letter saying he wished more Irish flags were burned

Posted By: July 30, 2016

Pearse Corcoran. Irish Post (London).Thursday, July 28, 2016  A FORMER election candidate for the Ulster Unionist Party in Northern Ireland has been suspended after he made controversial comments about burning Irish flags.Jim Sands, who ran for election as a councillor in Antrim in 2005 but received only 38 votes, made the comments in a letter to The Antrim Guardian and The Irish News. In […]

Challenges for north and south after referendum

Posted By: July 30, 2016

Martin Mc Guinnesss Irish News (Belfast) The result of the recent EU referendum presents serious challenges for Ireland, north and south and for relations between Ireland and Britain. The narrow, right-wing agenda of the British government, influenced by racist policies from Ukip, was rejected by the majority of people in the north, from all sections […]

Britain is more secure inside Europe than outsid

Posted By: July 27, 2016

Theresa May knows Britain had the best of both worlds when it came to security and borders… The implications for Britain’s security situation and border control is just one strand of a staggeringly complex picture as Britain begins the task of extricating itself from 43 years of directives, regulations and trade deals.   Suzanne Lynch.Irish Times. Tuesday, July 26, 2016The implications for Britain’s security situation and […]

We still don’t know what Brexit May mean

Posted By: July 27, 2016

Brian Feeney. Irish News (Belfast). Wednesday,July 27, 2016Naturally, all the emphasis these days is on the British Labour party as it publicly disembowels itself. You wouldn’t know it and the fanatically anti-Labour British press won’t tell you, but the Conservative party has been shaken to its core by the dramatic events of the past month.This is a party which has lost its […]

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