For unionism to progress, it must dump Paisleyism

Posted By: March 06, 2021

  Patrick Murphy. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, March 6, 2021.   As Unionists grapple with the Irish Sea border in the courts and on the docksides, it is hard to avoid the conclusion that once again Unionism is in crisis.   Of course, that’s nothing new. Unionism has been that way since August 1968, when […]

Jonathan Powell: DUP opposition to protocol is motivated by fears of being outflanked by hard-line rivals

Posted By: March 06, 2021

    John Manley. Irish News. Belfast. Saturday, March 6, 2021   THE DUP failed to speak out against the Irish Sea border when Boris Johnson was agreeing to the Brexit deal with the EU, former No 10 chief of staff Jonathan Powell has said.   He questioned the party’s stance on the protocol, suggesting […]

Is the United Kingdom on the brink of a break-up?

Posted By: March 04, 2021

  Julie Etchingham. ITV News. London. Thursday 4 March 2021, 10:33 am     Wherever you go in the UK – it’s just too quiet. The Covid pandemic has brought a silence to our streets which disturbs and disorientates.   But underneath those streets, as we emerge battered from this crisis – a political earthquake […]

Once the pandemic wanes, expect a heave against Micheál Martin

Posted By: March 03, 2021

Brian Feeney. Irish News. Belfast. Wednesday, March 3, 2021.Four dire opinion polls from four different sources since January 28 mean it’s a matter of when, not if, Micheál Martin is defenestrated. The polls all show Sinn Féin and Fine Gael either within a couple of points of each other, or in a dead heat around 28-30 per cent with FF languishing […]

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