Northern Ireland

The idea that the British establishment is predicated on civilised values of ‘fairness’, ‘openness’ and ‘transparency’ is beginning to unravel.

A new Big Lie is currently entering the Big Lie lexicon. It is that 51.9% having voted Leave last June 23 – National Self-Harm Day – the number has now risen to over 80%.

The A of austerity, plus the B of Brexit may be heading to the C of a crashing economy, but there is still time to change things.

A Brexiteer MP who used a racist term to describe quitting Europe with no deal has been suspended.

Everyone is buying Europe just when Britain is selling

How an emboldened Parliament can halt the descent to Brexit chaos

From George Osborne at the Evening Standard to Ed Miliband at Radio 2, fallen politicians are finding new platforms.

The idea that we can become an exporting power house simply by leaving the customs union is yet another Brexit delusion

Brexit is the ‘third rail’ of politics – touch it and you are dead. But a sane strategy could yet emerge

Dinner table debate with Tory voters offers fascinating food for thought…

The Conservatives deal with the DUP risks undermining the delicate balance of power-sharing in Northern Ireland, says leading Sinn Féin figure

With a critical Queen’s Speech looming the Northern Irish hardliners continue to play hardball for improved terms to vote with the Tories in the House of Commons.

The kingmakers of Theresa May’s diminished government, the Democratic Unionist Party, hold some very controversial views

Anathema to many British voters and stereotyped as inflexible but the DUP have a deserved reputation for dexterity and find themselves as a wildcard in the Brexit mix

Brexit Secretary David Davis will call for a “deal like no other in history” as he heads to Brussels to launch negotiations for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

Suddenly he is everyone’s favourite Uncle Jeremy - a man on the threshhold of power. Next time he may be unlucky enough to win

None of us want this great nation to be laughed at ... But that is what is happening

We asked an expert on its use in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.

The election result has made the Tories dependent on the DUP – the hardest of Hard Brexit parties. But the reality of Northern Irish politics may significantly soften the UK’s stance when it comes to talks with the EU

May has somehow managed to deprive the country of the strong and stable government she claimed that only she could provide.

This has been a dreadful campaign, as shallow and mean-spirited in its way as the Brexit campaign last summer, its proximate cause.

Theresa May’s Brexit election gamble has backfired spectacularly leaving her position at the top of the Tory party on a knife edge.

This has not been a Brexit election. But the result will determine what Brexit deal we get

Whatever the outcome of negotiations, Ireland’s foreign minister cannot foresee relations between Britain and Ireland getting better

As Britain sends troops on to the streets it joins other European countries living under a state of emergency – but does the military and intelligence service response work to counter terrorism.

Because of the success of the £350m Big Lie, Tory politicians now feel free to make any promise without feeling a matching pressure to keep it.

The dangers of the presidential-style government Theresa May and her ‘team’ are seeking for the UK

What next for the pro-European cause in the Conservative Party, asks a Tory peer who has fought an often lonely battle against Brexit

Portugal might just help the British left plot a path to recovery – or at least help block Brexit

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