British rumblings are a warning to the North

It's often said that normal rules don't apply in Northern Ireland, but abnormal ones don't seem to work either, writes Jim Fitzpatrick.

5th October, 2014
Jim Fitzpatrick.

Democratic politics is all about choices. The choices of the politicians create the context for the choices the voters make, and that will determine what lives and what dies.

After years of apparent convergence, British politics has entered a compelling phase of binary choices that should remind voters everywhere – including here in Ireland – that democracy really matters.

First, there was the referendum on Scottish Independence. For many European nations the fact than this...

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