Saturday January 25, 2020

Getting it done as Britain shatters

Never have British politics and parliament been more split – and never have there been more factions and sub-factions at odds with each other

20th October, 2019
Protesters march towards Parliament Square in London demanding a referendum to give the British public the final say on Brexit. The march coincided with yesterday’s sitting of parliament, during which MPs delayed Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal by approving the Letwin amendment Pic: Getty

Queen’s speech? What Queen’s speech! The only evidence of the monarch visiting the Houses of Parliament last week were the masses of police officers on duty and the addition of even more barricades outside the historic buildings of Westminster. At every turn, there were yet more police, as weary commuters battled with more detours, delays and protests. And thrown in for good measure were the Extinction Rebellion pop-up protesters and the Northern Ireland anti-abortion protesters...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Related Stories

He was once the garlanded saviour of Nissan. So how did Carlos Ghosn find himself a fugitive after one of the most glittering careers in the history of the car industry?

Barry J Whyte | 6 days ago

Our goal in the west should be to encourage the country’s leaders to make its economy more competitive, open and transparent

Vincent Boland | 6 days ago

Inflation figures do not measure the cost of living, and in our hyper-globalised economy it’s not always easy to count what’s real and what’s not

Aidan Regan | 6 days ago