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Unionists completely over-react to Joe Biden’s even-handed remarks

Posted By: March 20, 2021

  President Joe Biden’s administration has stuck to peace process platitudes on the Good Friday Agreement and explained it cannot take sides on the protocol because both sides, the EU and UK, have agreed to it. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik).   Newton Emerson. Irish News. Saturday, March 20, 2021   Unionists have badly over-reacted to Joe […]

 DUP believes chaos is best plan

Posted By: March 19, 2021

Constructive voices within Northern Ireland’s Protestant community being shut out    Susan McKay. Irish Times. Dublin. Friday, March 5, 2021   As the Proud Boys are to Trump, so the loyalist paramilitaries are to the Democratic Unionist Party. They are what you are left with when democracy lets you down. “We will fight guerrilla warfare […]

Leak reveals the DUP knows how much trouble it is in

Posted By: March 18, 2021

  Leaked minutes of the DUP South Antrim constituency association revealed complaints about off-piste remarks by Sammy Wilson.       Newton Emerson. Irish News. Belfast. Thursday, March 18, 2021   The minutes of a DUP meeting have been leaked to the News Letter, revealing a party that knows how much trouble it is in over Brexit […]

Why can’t Britain handle the truth about Winston Churchill?

Posted By: March 18, 2021

  Nothing, it seems, can be allowed to tarnish the national myth – as I found when hosting a Cambridge debate about his murkier side.   Priyamvada Gopal. The Guardian. London. Wednesday, March 17, 2021   A baleful silence attends one of the most talked-about figures in British history. You may enthuse endlessly about Winston Churchill “single-handedly” […]

 Many in political unionism still see their role as policing Irishness

Posted By: March 17, 2021

    Irish-American political muscle will be on display for St Patrick’s Day with the Taoiseach speaking to President Joe Biden.       Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. March 17, 2021   It’s St Patrick’s Day and all across the world, the Irish diaspora is flexing its outsize social, emotional, economic, and, most important for northern […]

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