Susan O’Keeffe: United Kingdom or a united Ireland? Next DUP leader will have to face up to the debate
Already on the wrong side of the Brexit deal and of a more tolerant society, the party cannot be unaware that this is more of a crisis moment than a crossroads
In the 100 years since partition, more than one British Prime Minister will have wished the whole political system of Northern Ireland might be submerged, such has been its reputation for confusion, stubbornness, bad-temper and violence.
And yet, one tiny crack anywhere in the union of England, Scotland, Wales and NI sends a shudder down the Westminster spine. No prime minister wants to preside over the collapse of the last real remnant of empire. After all,...
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Neale Richmond: What happens in the North will affect all of us
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The fall of the DUP leader is a cautionary tale of hubris, myopia and stubbornness
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While the DUP leader was no stranger to controversy even before Brexit, it is her disastrous handling of that issue that will dominate her legacy
Neale Richmond: No discussion can be off the table when it comes to a shared island
A united Ireland will not simply see the North assimilate into today’s Ireland, it will take a lot of work to build trust and co-operation, but it can be done