July 27, 2021

Brexit: EU and UK reach deal but DUP refuses support

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From BBC Boris Johnson and EU leaders have hailed the deal they have struck to take the UK out of the bloc on 31 October in an “orderly” fashion. The prime minister now faces a battle to get the deal through Parliament on Saturday, with the DUP opposing it. DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds accused […]

DUP Conference Belfast- and British Overseas Territories

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By Anthony Webber Why did just Gibraltar attend the DUP conference ? No Cayman Islands and other British Overseas Territories…? DUP in a position to exert more influence on UK government- should they decide to do so. Gibraltar attends and stands up for its interests British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies have limited abilities to […]

Ireland will not help Britain design border, Leo Varadkar says

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From Belfast Telegraph Ireland will not help Britain design an economic border for Brexiteers, premier Leo Varadkar said. The Taoiseach declared his opposition to creating such a frontier during a robust intervention in Dublin. He said the onus was on the British government to say how it would work. The boundary between Northern Ireland and […]

UK: Tory-led Coalition with the Democratic Unionist Party – A focus on the DUP Agenda

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From WN After today’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for her continued leadership, and forthcoming Tory-led coalition with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, multiple media reports said. After gaining 10 seats in the new parliament, a DUP source told The Guardian, “We want there to be a government. […]

Martin McGuinness resigns as NI deputy first minister

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From BBC Martin McGuinness has resigned as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister in protest against the handling of a botched energy scheme that could cost taxpayers £490m. He cited the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) conduct over the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme scandal as the main reason. The Sinn Féin MLA’s decision to quit is […]