Wednesday May 27, 2020

The political year ahead: It all comes back to Brexit

Despite our crises in housing and health, it is Britain’s messy divorce from the EU that will shape the Irish landscape in 2019

30th December, 2018
Will they stay or will they go? Once more, Ireland’s future hangs on what happens across the pond Picture: Getty

Making predictions in politics can be an imprecise science at the best of times, but in the last two years the election of Donald Trump as US president and Britain’s historic vote to leave the EU have made it practically impossible.

Political correspondents are, among many other things, paid to talk to the people who matter, glean their views and expertise, read the mood music and, ultimately, forecast what is likely to happen...

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