Tag: Northern Ireland

I keep trying to forget about Brexit, but the Leavers won’t let us. Brexiteers are triumphant, though not all of them feel so victorious – despite getting almost everything they wanted. At least the Tories will have to own this failure. (More…)

Brexit will turn out badly. Not just for the United Kingdom. That’s a given. But Ireland, too. Including the British-occupied north. (More…)

Britain’s departure from the European Union was a day of jubilation for some and mourning for others. Many people are still clinging to easy answers and false hopes. It’s time to sober up. (More…)

Irish politics has always moved in rhythms different to the rest of Europe. Saturday’s election is no exception. (More…)

Labour’s devastating defeat has reopened an old debate about England’s future. Labour leadership contenders David Lammy and Rebecca Long-Bailey have issued calls for ‘civic nationalism’ and ‘progressive patriotism’. (More…)

Britain’s decision to leave the EU has destabilised Northern Ireland. A return to sectarian conflict is one of the most feared consequences of the return of a hard border. (More…)

“I’ve applied for Irish citizenship.” Pre-Brexit, this would have been amazing to hear in a cut-glass accent by a late-middle-aged upper-class British woman. But Brexit was looming and she didn’t want any hassle commuting to her country home, in France. (More…)

Brexit’s fate was always going to be determined by the Irish border. Efforts to limit migration have always ignored the threat it posed. (More…)

Bolsover is a long way from Westminster. It’s an old mining town, mostly white British and ageing, where the factories have closed and the mines have been filled in. This is Labour country, but it’s also Brexit country, too. (More…)