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The big winner in Theresa May’s general election will be nationalism – English, Scottish and Irish

Posted By: April 24, 2017

May will re-enter Downing Street on 9 June, but none of Britain’s problems will have been solved. The country will only be more divided  Denis MacShane. Independent. London. Tuesday, April 18, 2017 (Denis MacShane is the former Minister of Europe and author of ‘Brexit: How Britain Left Europe’). Historians know what the election on 8th June 2017 will be called. […]

Return of hard border would be a political and security disaster

Posted By: April 24, 2017

Deaglán de Bréadún.Irish News. Belfast. Monday, April 24, 2017When he was starting out as a newspaper reporter, the late John Cole of BBC fame secured an interview with the British prime minister at the time, Clement Attlee. It was a good start to his career but the circumstances in which it took place are what make it really interesting today.The head […]

Brexit has changed the political game

Posted By: April 24, 2017

Brexit has changed the political gamIrish News Editorial. Belfast. Monday, April 24, 2017By far the best way to resolve the complex debate over electoral pacts would simply involve extending Northern Ireland’s widely accepted proportional representation system to cover not just the European Parliament, the assembly and the district councils, as is already the case, but also Westminster contests.Such a move would remove […]

New guidelines from the EU show the bloc will demand the court’s jurisdiction is maintained

Posted By: April 23, 2017

Brexit: EU scuppers Theresa May plan to end European Court’s UK power Joe Watts. Independent. London.Friday, April 21, 2017   Theresa May’s promise to end the European Court’s jurisdiction in the UK has hit an immediate block after it emerged the EU will demand its power is upheld after Brexit.The detailed draft negotiating guidelines reveal the European Council wants the court’s UK role to […]

Does Theresa May actually care about keeping the Kingdom United?

Posted By: April 22, 2017

Peter Geoghegan. Chicago Tribune. Friday, April 21, 2017 (Geoghegan is editor of Political Insight magazine and a journalist based in Glasgow.)As prime minister, Theresa May has been at pains – rhetorically, at least – to stress her commitment to keeping the United Kingdom together. In her inaugural public appearance on the steps of Downing Street last July, in the wake of […]

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