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The Bishop of Clogher writes.
“The ground on which people build and grow in the Border region feels particularly fragile today. It is almost possible to feel the heat of the past burning the soles of our feet.”
ukpolitics  northernireland  eu  brexit 
22 days ago by nwlinks
Flash forward to Boris Britain
A portrait of England in 2029. Grimly funny.
brexit  ukpolitics  funny 
27 days ago by nwlinks
Her way
@XTopherCook's post-mortem of the Theresa May premiership. I would have been more vicious.
ukpolitics 
28 days ago by nwlinks
Delivering Promises?
My @APCOWorldwide colleague Simon McGee, who worked closely with Boris in the Foreign Office, has a balanced perspective - more balanced than mine!
ukpolitics 
5 weeks ago by nwlinks
UN Report: The full picture of Poverty in the UK is Obvious to Anyone who Opens their Eyes
The British government’s war on its own poorer citizens, including in Northern Ireland.
Northernireland  ukpolitics 
6 weeks ago by nwlinks
Boris Johnson And Jeremy Hunt's U-turning Tory Leadership Campaigns
In case you were inclined to believe a single word either of them says.
ukpolitics 
6 weeks ago by nwlinks
Do EU rules stop Britain re-nationalising its railways? It depends what you mean by 'nationalise'
Really interesting. (Luxembourg will make public transport free of charge from 2020.)
eu  ukpolitics  travel  rail 
6 weeks ago by nwlinks
“Brexternalities,” Article 50 and the UK’s grossly irresponsible attempt to export its own problems
“Brexit may have blown the lid off British politics, but that’s no reason to accept that the UK can simply dump toxic problems in its European backyard.”
ukpolitics  brexit  eu 
7 weeks ago by nwlinks
I swallowed the Brexit lies. Now I regret telling curry house workers to vote leave
The Secretary-General of the Bangladesh Caterers Association on how the Leave campaign deceived him and his members.
bangladesh  brexit  ukpolitics 
9 weeks ago by nwlinks
In Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Elvis Costello explains why he accepted an OBE.
ukpolitics 
10 weeks ago by nwlinks
HS2 is the only option for Britain’s railways
Tremendous pieces by @joncstone, explaining how HS2 will drastically improve commuter services as well as intercity.
ukpolitics  rail 
10 weeks ago by nwlinks
Michael Gove – the case against
A teacher writes. Not what I had expected.
ukpolitics 
11 weeks ago by nwlinks
Britain is now stranded in Brexit limbo
"Boris Johnson...has a plan. [He] will head to Brussels with a list of demands. The self-styled heir to Winston Churchill will remind those foreign chaps that Britain won the war. The white flag will be raised over the Berlaymont. Mr Johnson will return to London clutching a very large cake."
ukpolitics  eu  brexit 
11 weeks ago by nwlinks
May ends her premiership as she started it: With the greatest lie of all
Harsh but fair: she “announced her resignation as prime minister in the same way she began her term: with the expression of political values she did precisely nothing to promote.”
ukpolitics 
12 weeks ago by nwlinks
A new Prime Minister intent on no deal Brexit can't be stopped by MPs
Crucially important analysis from @ThimontJack at @InstituteForGov.
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
12 weeks ago by nwlinks
What everyone has missed about a no-deal Brexit
"It is not an end-state but the start of a process. That process will be one of capitulation."
brexit  ukpolitics  eu 
may 2019 by nwlinks
British exceptionalism is an intellectual trap
The British really are not all that special, says @HeleneBismarck.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
Union chief: MPs should get on with fixing ‘death trap’ parliament
I was there the other day - it’s in shockingly bad condition.
ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
Universal credit is 'Orwellian', says former high court judge
The British government’s continuing war on the poor.
ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
At least Trump won’t threaten the corgis
An entertaining look at state visits to the UK.
ukpolitics 
may 2019 by nwlinks
Brexit: Losing control (PDF)
@AndrewDuffEU is pessimistic but sees a way forward.
eu  brexit  ukpolitics 
april 2019 by nwlinks
Who Are They? Jenny Turner reports from the Battle of Ideas
An old piece, I know, but interesting on the Revolutionary Communist Party and its leaders.
ukpolitics 
april 2019 by nwlinks
UK-born baby of parents with right to remain given six-month tourist stamp
“she [the baby] has six months to be here as long as she does not engage in work. I don’t think she will applying for a job any time soon”
migration  ukpolitics 
april 2019 by nwlinks
The strange death of Tory economic thinking
Fascinating point on the biggest problem with the Conservatives’ economic vision: there isn’t one.
ukpolitics  economics 
april 2019 by nwlinks
I was a strong Brexiteer. Now we must swallow our pride and think again
Very strong from @OborneTweets. Will more Leavers startto admit defeat in the face of reality? One can only hope.
ukpolitics  brexit 
april 2019 by nwlinks
Why Brexiteers forgot about the Border
Honest admission of error from@OliverNorgrove. At least I called this one at the time.
brexit  eu  ukpolitics  northernireland  ireland 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Bercow's Brexit decision is legally correct
"In short, the government should not have been caught by surprise. If it intended to create a Brexit showdown in parliament, the Tory’s whips office should have had a better grasp of how to achieve it beyond simply assuming it could run down the clock."
ukpolitics  brexit 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Paddy Ashdown – a frank remembrance
Rather brutal stuff, but necessary reading, from Trevor Smith.
ukpolitics  libdems 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Jeremy Corbyn and the truth about Tom Bower's book
A thorough and damning demolition by @OborneTweets - himself a conservative.
ukpolitics 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Nicholas Whyte: EU27 feel their flexibility is repaid with rudeness
My tweets from last weekend, recycled (by permission) by the @newsletter.
ukpolitics  Northernireland  brexit  eu 
march 2019 by nwlinks
Karen Bradley is speaking to the wrong audience on Northern Ireland
@patrickkmaguire is kinder to Bradley than she deserves. (Though not much.)
Northernireland  ukpolitics 
march 2019 by nwlinks
No dealers must dream on: A conversation with Ivan Rogers
Verbatim, so not as well structured as usual, but lots of juicy detail.
ukpolitics  brexit  eu  ivanrogers 
march 2019 by nwlinks
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