John Walsh: Britain’s slide to illiberal state gathers pace under Boris Johnson
While Britain’s political travails are not yet on a par with Hungary’s or Poland’s, there have been some very alarming developments of late
In 1999, when I was working in London in my first job in journalism, I was sent to cover a debate between Kenneth Clarke, then an opposition Tory MP, and a City grandee.
The motion was that Britain should join the EU monetary union and Clarke was in favour. It was an interesting exchange between the two protagonists that finished in a score draw. The subsequent questions and answers session was most revealing, however.
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Editorial: Tories and DUP must face up to Brexit disaster they created
With Britain isolated in Europe and its economy hurting, the likes of David Frost and Jeffrey Donaldson must know that the hard Brexit they sought made the Northern Ireland Protocol inevitable
Susan O’Keeffe: Donaldson’s threat is a folly of stupendous proportion
The DUP leader is attempting a car crash style of solution while showing a glaring lack of understanding of just how long and tortuous this Brexit road has been
Lucinda Creighton: The greatest shame of the Brexit disaster are the weak leaders who allowed it
As the full scale of the economic costs of Brexit begins to make itself known in Britain, many who advocated for it are wishing they could turn back the clock – but, of course, they can’t
Sean Kelly: Is Britain’s Command Paper genuine negotiation or political grandstanding?
After years of erratic politics, fickle promises and cliff edges around Brexit, patience has truly worn thin, but the EU and the Irish government will continue to seek solutions