Friday August 14, 2020

Johnson’s landslide win will have far-reaching effects on island of Ireland

From how our parties conduct their next general election campaigns to the potential for a united Ireland, Johnson’s victory will have repercussions on this side of the Irish Sea

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

15th December, 2019
Sinn Féin’s newly elected MP for Belfast North John Finucane celebrates with party President Mary Lou McDonald and party vice-president Michelle O’Neill Picture: PA

On the day British voters went to the polls, one Fine Gael minister was wondering privately about the fate of two British MPs who had been good friends to the cause of Ireland.

One was Dominic Grieve who was forced out of the Conservative Party after he backed a bill to try to stop a no-deal Brexit. The other was Chukka Umunna, once dubbed the British Obama, who had quit the Labour party in frustration...

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