Can Irish America protect the backstop?

As key American political figures voice their concerns for the peace process to Downing Street, it may be the opening chapter in a very significant new Brexit sideshow

10th February, 2019

It’s all hands to the pump: less than 50 days left and the good ship Britannia is sailing in ever-decreasing circles. Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, there has been an Irish political constituency trying to organise a boycott of the White House on St Patrick’s Day. They have also been threatening to fill the streets with protests should Trump visit us.

On March 17 itself, when we may be a...

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