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Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland’s Violent Past
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Boris Johnson Recklessly Picks at the Scabs of Ireland’s Violent Past
August 15, 2019

The visit of Boris Johnson to Belfast this week reveals once again the mixture of frivolity and ignorance with which the Brexiteers approach Northern Ireland.

The British Still Haven’t Learned the Lessons of the Troubles
August 13, 2019

Irish unity is being discussed as a practical, though highly polarising, proposition once again. Political and economic turmoil is back in a deeply divided and fragile society in which the binds holding it together are easily unstitched.

The British Still Haven’t Learned the Lessons of the Troubles
Editor's Сhoice
Lyra McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers
Society
Lyra McKee, Julian Assange and the Pathetic Pulitzers
April 30, 2019

Were all the journalistic staff and institutions in the United States and the United Kingdom weighed in one scale – and Julian Assange or Lyra McKee put in the other, either would outweigh them all.

Brexit Underscores Case for a United Ireland
November 29, 2017

In many ways, the fate of post-Brexit Britain is now in the hands of the Irish. After centuries of being collateral damage for British political rulers, that makes for a certain poetic justice.

Brexit Underscores Case for a United Ireland
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Theresa May’s Dirty DUP Deal
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Theresa May’s Dirty DUP Deal
June 28, 2017

Theresa May has finalized a shameful and disgraceful deal with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party to help her cling on to power and prop up her minority Tory Government. Never in Mrs. May's wildest nightmares could she have imagined when she called the ghastly 2017 General Election in a naked power grab for a landslide majority, she would be returned to 10 Downing Street having lost seats with a share of the national vote only 2% higher than Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party, and no majority of her own to govern effectively in the House of Commons.