Deirdre Heenan: Plenty of fury and bluster, but nothing new from Donaldson
The DUP leader’s call to bring down the North’s institutions over the Northern Ireland protocol looks like a desperate and not very credible threat to address dwindling support for his party
Last weekend, in his speech at the annual gathering of the British Irish Association in Oxford, David Frost, Britain’s chief Brexit negotiator, stated that his government would not “sweep away” the Northern Ireland protocol, despite DUP demands for its abolition.
Reiterating his call for radical changes to the trading arrangements, Frost stressed the need to find “a new balance” in EU/UK relations. He asserted that the public would not forgive either...
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Martin Mansergh: Higgins deserves respect for his brave and laudable decision
The President would be put in a false position if his presence at the partition commemoration in Armagh were interpreted as a gesture of approval by the Irish state
Government fearful that Higgins controversy poses threat to relations with North
The President’s refusal to attend a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of partition has been described as a ‘hand grenade’ by one source within the coalition
Donaldson threatens to collapse Stormont executive over NI protocol
The DUP leader also said his party would be withdrawing “immediately” from the North-South ministerial forums that were set up as part of the Good Friday Agreement
Deirdre Heenan: Donaldson leading from a distance rather than from the front
The DUP leader’s appointment as trade envoy to Cameroon is at odds with his declared intention to return to Stormont as soon as possible