Northern Ireland

Deirdre Heenan: No way to fix protocol problem until Britain acknowledges Brexit was a giant mistake

The North is facing another toxic, polarising and futile Assembly election

In the wake of the circus of the absurd in Westminster, the clamour for a general election has been ignored and Rishi Sunak has been installed as the third Tory leader in less than three years. Yet for the despairing public in the North, another Assembly poll is looming, one that no one wants and one that will solve nothing.

It is likely to be the most toxic, polarising election since the Good Friday agreement ...