Tag: Northern Ireland
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.
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.
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.
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.