Friday February 28, 2020

Northern exposure: How Brexit aftershocks are transforming the North's politics

With the ascension of Boris Johnson to power, the Eurosceptic takeover of British politics is now complete. It will also have far-reaching and potentially irreversible consequences for everyone on this island, North and South. The Sunday Business Post talks to three veteran Northern political commentators – Eamonn Mallie, Eamonn McCann and Brian Rowan – to hear their forecasts of what the future holds

28th July, 2019
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Watching the grim progress of the ministerial Jaguars carrying Theresa May into Buckingham Palace and Boris Johnson out of it, it was difficult not to reflect on what a political nemesis Europe has proved to be for Britain. How many prime ministers has it destroyed? Four? Five?

It began with Margaret Thatcher, more than 30 years ago, after one handbagging too many. John Major’s time in office was consumed by Tory infighting over Europe. David...

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