Saturday February 22, 2020

Up North, the gloom is getting gloomier

With Brexit on the way, the North is facing its biggest peacetime challenge and time is running out to break the latest impasse between Sinn Féin and the DUP

18th February, 2018

The dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerge again from the gloom. And, to misquote a former taoiseach, times in the North are getting gloomier. To choose this time to walk away from devolution is especially regrettable. The North is facing its biggest peacetime challenge as Britain struggles to withdraw from the EU.

To forsake devolved government for a few baubles and short-term influence at Westminster is a serious misjudgement by the DUP. Worse still,...

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