Bonnie Greer’s intervention on Brexit and Ireland last week was spectacularly ill-judged

5 Oct

It’s hard to be surprised by anything surrounding Brexit these days, but sure enough the BBC did their best last week. This time it was the turn of playwright Bonnie Greer to weigh in on the debate as a panellist on this week’s edition of Question Time. What followed was fitting of an Alanis Morrisette […]

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True compromise? The concept is alien to the EU debate

5 Oct

compromise /ˈkɒmprəmʌɪz/ 1. (n0un) An agreement that is reached by each side making concessions, as in “Eventually they agreed a compromise position” 2. (verb) Cause to become vulnerable or function less effectively, as in “The EU position compromised long term sovereignty” With volcanic levels of political oratory going on over the Brexit debate, there are calls […]

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How to protect both the UK border and EU Single Market in a post-Brexit world

5 Oct

Further to this piece of 19th September investigating the risk of increased smuggling across the Irish border after Brexit, we set out below a legally operable cross-agency operational plan to be established between the Customs and Enforcement Agencies of the United Kingdom, Ireland and the European Union to protect both the EU Single Market and […]

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Còig Bliadhna

5 Oct

Tha saoghal poilitigs air gluasad cho luath seachad air na seachdainean a tha air a dhol seachad bhon sgrìobh mi mu dheireadh – cho luath ‘s gu bheil e a faireachdainn mar gu bheil gu leòr naidheachdan airson bliadhna a lìonadh. Bha beachd no dhà agam …

The Unresolved Conflict Begins (August 1969)…

5 Oct

I am not sure why the early part of Thursday 14th August 1969 seems so ordinary. There was a certain feeling that the storm had passed. There was a sense of shame looking at the self-inflicted damage on the Falls Road after the night before. A certain excitement maybe that some of us had heard gunfire on Wednesday night. And a certain pleasure that the RUC had been defeated and humiliated in the Bogside. The news said they would be … Read more

Archimedes Screw

5 Oct

An exciting new renewable energy project at Edinburgh’s Saughton Park nods to the past and signposts the future, says GAVIN CORBETT It was one of Edinburgh’s council planners who spotted it. At a workshop to look at the supply of and demand for light i…