Lucinda Creighton: Britain’s underhand tactics are the actions of a despotic nation
The behaviour of David Frost in the EU talks has led to Britain again breaching its obligations, with severe implications for Northern Ireland
The weeks following the threat of the European Commission to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland protocol were politically fraught. The move would have effectively involved creating a hard border in Ireland in an attempt to prevent vaccines being siphoned out of the EU into the UK and elsewhere.
The acute differences between the two main political parties in the North were heightened. London was angry and threatened to dispense with the protocol altogether. The...
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Susan O’Keeffe: Britain’s tough talking on Northern Ireland protocol conceals a crumbling mess
The British government’s call for a ‘standstill’ on the protocol lays bare the failings of Brexit and puts the EU back in the driving seat
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
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Susan O’Keeffe: One Nation One Britain anthem strikes the wrong note
The British Education Secretary wants school children to join together and sing for shared values of tolerance, kindness, pride and respect on ‘One Britain One Nation day’ — has he taken leave of his senses?