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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

01:47 min | 9 hrs ago

Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Coffee House Shots

"Find a route to storm on become first minister in time. They accept the compromise on the. I'm basically blame that on the. He's twenty eight leadership. Sold the parcel brandon. Lewis has now made this commitment for westminster to legislate dot com beyond on. We don't like it but we have to live with so you can deal with the issue taken off the table. What happens in northern irish politics then on is interesting. I think that donaldson leadership. The up would probably see jim allister in the tv in that hard line plan more votes. I don proably arrest some of the loss of dup supportive Reinvigorated all seniors party. Underdog peter pan and i think on the protocol dalton has been critical protocol. I think it is worth for calling a very interesting latter. The dawson wrote to the irish times. When we're going on but basically all doing for devolving lots of espionage things to stormont unless stormont in close coordination with using the north south bodies make decisions on what it wanted to do and the essential. Implicit argument about letter was pragmatically. The north would choose to align with the republican eastenders. But this would be a decision be taken by. The assembly raw with an being imposed jogging is an interesting insight into his mindset. But i don't mean that is the kind of reform in the protocol. We're going to see in that time has passed. I get it tells you something about how he thinks. Also think is really interesting. That the uk's made this request for an extension of a grace period essentially the importing sausages into northern ireland and it looks like the eu is going to grant it. And i think that reflects actually the mon desire and boost. Let's take the temperature down on this round. it's telling. The u k hasn't chosen just unilaterally. Extend the grace period. I mean he's also telling it looks the eu is going to be helpful here rather than saying no. We haven't even printed the protocols fishing. Robustly so i i wonder if despite over chaos and confusion over on an whether a window of duty might be opening for a bit more pragmatism. Very interesting cagey and james. Thanks very much and you can. Subscribe to this podcast. Berg puskas from great and reviews joins ganj murray..

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Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK

Coffee House Shots

01:41 min | 5 d ago

Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK

"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make

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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

00:38 min | 15 hrs ago

Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak Europe

"Fact, unique in this particular parliament and also he's also facing difficulties with Northern Ireland because the man who Took over as leader of the biggest party there. The D U P is resigning. And, of course, there's a lot of complications or the man in regard to the Brexit post Brexit trading arrangements and all this isn't going to make that any easier. No, absolutely will discuss that this hour, plus the new national holiday in the United States. Juneteenth what that means for markets. All of that coming up on the show. Let's take you to the markets right now. The risk off here in Europe down 1/10 of 1% 5100 also drops 1/10 of 1% This after we saw losses for the topics this morning, although there were some gains, the hang saying and the Shenzhen Comp, why this risk of tone? Well, of course, it's the change in the Federal Reserve and their view on inflation and The potential for interest rate rises, and that also has had a huge impact in the bond market. Certainly on the long bonds, the 30 year bond falling as much as 16 basis points on the yield to to spot 05% on Thursday. The U. S yields currently trades at one sport 5%. Will there be more anticipation of extra interest rate rises? That's the question sort of pushing that Federal Reserve story forward Perhaps Negative 20 basis points for Germany yield, So they dropped by basis point. We're watching the commodity markets which have really cooled. Certainly, if you look at soybeans, platinum, nickel sugar at the moment, Copper is down by 9/10 of 1% and gold is up 6/10 of 1%, although also that has been cooling recently, 1785. Dollars the toy out Roger those the markets right, Let's have a look at what the stocks are to watch this morning. Bloomberg Skeet Reese joins us down the line kit. Very good morning to you. And thanks for being with us now, In theory, At least we're all going to eat outside or inside in restaurants from well you have been able to for a few weeks now. But nonetheless, Tesco still seems to be planning on doing really, rather well, the nation's biggest grocer. Yes, they saw sales rise in its latest quarter despite tough comparisons with at the same time last year when we saw people stockpiling goods at the beginning of the pandemic. So it's comparable sales and you can island rose by 1.3% in the 13 weeks through May 29. This is a good sign the United States the mental go and despite people eating out in restaurants, but the shares the down 290.3% this morning, so not a huge reaction that perhaps people looking further has thinking. You know they're going to be able to continue this when things get back to normal, hopefully Yeah. And now news for one of our colleagues, Leon Garin is very pleased to know that Danon are going to sell plant based vegan brand products. Tell us about this. Yes. So Danon has agreed to sell vigor to fund managed by the W and partners and partners is a private secretary. Investment focus on the health and wellness industry, and the sale is part of dinner and refused where the company has been looking to trim underperforming businesses. And if we look at the shares this morning, that down 20% so again, not huge reaction that unfortunately, yes, perhaps not used good news for Leanne Garen's in that case, but What about or for zone. Tell us about the Danish mean stock is cutting its outlook failed nifty a test? Yes. So this is really interesting Phenomenon, mainly in the U. S have been seeing these huge retail driven moves and stocks and we have a couple of our own hand Europe, which one of them is officer design of the small Danish biotech firm, which has surged nearly 200% yesterday's close this month. It has cut out Look after failing an FDA test for only viable treatment. So this is a very good news. And this could potentially see more volatile trading today. The shed on open yet so this is definitely one to watch. Given the huge swings we've seen over the past week. Where was interested in em Stocks Thanks very much, indeed. Get get rich there joining us this morning with stocks to watch. Right onto our top stories now. Then yesterday, Britain reported more than 11,000 new coronavirus cases, the highest number in nearly four months. Bloomberg's Charles Caple has more on the spread of the virus. Infections are rising across the country, but they are highest amongst those in their twenties, a public health England study showed. Deaths remain low, although chief medical officer Chris Witty told a medical conference yesterday that the current surge will definitely lead to more hospital emissions and deaths. Data shows two doses of the vaccine significantly protects against the new strain, and four out of five adults in the UK have now had one dose of vaccine, with nearly 60% having to in London, Charles K. Paul Bloomberg Daybreak Europe. Most of the recent infections Charles was just reporting have been amongst younger, unvaccinated people. But from today, the vaccination program in England is being expanded to all remaining adults. 18 to 20 year olds are being added to the list of people who can book a jab. The Health Secretary Matt Hancock says this final push is important. My message to every adult who hasn't yet had the job is come and get the job. It's really easy. And it will help protect you and protect those around you, and it will help us all on the road to recovery. Over eighteen's can already booked jobs in Wales and Northern Ireland and some parts of Scotland and at the latest Brexit tension. The UK has asked the EU to prolong a grace period over trade relating to Northern Ireland as it tries to avoid imminent ban on some meat products. Under the terms of the divorce treaty, chilled meats and fresh sausages could be barred from entering Northern Ireland. From the rest of the UK from the first of July. The so called sausage wars right well in other political news hit in England, the liberal Democrats, Sarah Greene has secured a significant win. The Chechen and a machine by election. The back, um, cious seat, had historically been safe, Conservative territory. This Conservative party has taken people across our country for granted. For far too long. We will continue the work of holding the government to account but letting Covid ripped through the care homes. We will speak up for the three million people excluded from financial support throughout the pandemic..

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EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates

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00:53 sec | 6 d ago

EU Threatens U.K. With Tariffs as Northern Ireland Spat Escalates

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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

00:57 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Remainiacs - the Brexit Podcast

"That contract. We won that case to on. We have a we probably got a thousand lined up to follow you wrote recently. That when ministers breaks lewin. The don't apologize or resign to the outside world. It looks as though they have lost all interest in whether actions are lawful or not but they seem to wear that as a badge of honor. How do you counteract that does go back actually to the referendum campaign in the breaches of campaign spending on the hull of the english constitution on a little reluctant to dignify grant. Wed is erected on apprentice. The politicians want do things that carry political cost and so they don't need to be subject to black letter regulation and a mobile land in the referendum actually That comes to setup was tena off. You actually needed punishments that matted fur lawbreaking say now rouses than responding with public apologies all expressions of contrition or resignations government is rained about the colt pretends that succeeded in litigation where it lost misrepresents. The finding of the goal say michael gave an interview with k. Barely yesterday lied. Flat out lied about what the court decided in public fest. And so you get to this point again of what does it matter now for politicians to be cool breaking the law and what happens to a country where politicians no longer say any cost attached to lawbreaking. Where does that country and up. It's it's not a sharing right. We find ourselves walking down jalen. Promise it they're going to be more cases in the pipeline. Can you give us a flavor of what's next to the project. So the next haring is in relation to another awarded of a contract by michael as department to another agency closely associated with the vowed. Leave team hanbury. That contract and act fact pattern is uglier by far than confronted the court in the public case Way are waiting for the result of our challenges to enormous contracts awarded to small pest control specialists to accompany connected to an advisor to liz trust and to a confectionary wholesaler in northern ireland each of which one contracts worth more than one hundred million pounds. Wow we have an extraordinary case which basil the whole mocks I think of an appropriate case investigation by the serious fraud office again to be referring it to the series rolled off his shortly. We've had laugh. Four separate leaks it inflammation relation to that contract. I mean i could go on. There are forget. I asked you definitely definitely busy. I'm also really interested in where you think. The pushback from governments common. What form it's going to take overseas britain during the years after the referendum. We were supportive as we could be financially of some of the cases that were successful and we are very aware that there's this threat hanging oversight disorder damocles that Judicial reviews will be axed and things like that. I if so is there. Is there some kind of contingency. Is that any possible action at the hr level we could take what routes would be open to us if if they do go the judiciary away that they've been going for other areas of civil society. I think they will. I don't think i have appetite yet. And i didn't think i have yet in civil society. Sa- poll full meaningful attacks on judicial review. I'm not heading a directional asli. It was really really striking to me about end days guy when a government spokesperson got really stock into me. In an article reported in the mail on sunday. I mean for the mail on sunday to come off to me is what it's kind of every day. Really that the government spikes passi- come off me. I thought was really quite.

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UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit

AP News Radio

00:51 sec | 6 d ago

UK-EU Brexit Spat Over N. Ireland Clouds G7 Leaders Summit

"The post brexit turbulence between the UK and the European Union is providing an unwanted distraction and the group of seven summit taking place in southwest England British prime minister Boris Johnson told reporters at the summit that the E. U. one not paying full when it comes to post brexit talks on northern Ireland's let's see I think a lot of unnecessary interference a lot of unnecessary difficulties I think we can sort it out with good will see you is angry that the UK government has not yet put in place new checks on some goods coming into Northern Ireland from the U. K. meanwhile Britain says the techs are imposing a big burden on businesses and destabilizing northern Ireland's hard won peace Johnson the man to the blokes on pragmatic approach to post brexit talks he threatened to use an emergency clause to suspend agreed upon rules at the block did not compromise Karen Thomas London

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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

01:25 min | 18 hrs ago

Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on BBC World Service

"Gonna be leader of the party tomorrow. Can you tell us what happened? Have, you know? Comment? Well, the answer to most of those questions was no. But a short time Later away from the journalists, Mr Putin announced that he was resigning as leader. The decision has big implications for the power sharing administration in Northern Ireland, where political opponents are obliged to work together. Here's our correspondent in Belfast, Chris Page. In this part of the UK relations in the power sharing regional governments are rarely straightforward, but the events that we have seen unfold over recent hours are really quite unprecedented. The leader of Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Democratic Unionist Party, which favors Northern Ireland's place in the United Kingdom, has resigned. Edwin put stood down just over a month after he was involved in ousting his predecessor, Arlene Foster. Today, Mr Puts installed another one of his party members, Paul, given As the first minister in the devolved governments. But it was that decision, which turned a majority of his senior elected representatives against him crucial to the way relationships work. Are the conditions under which unionists who favour British rule here share power with Irish nationalists who want Northern Ireland to become part of the Irish Republic. A deal was cut essentially between the British government in London and the biggest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein on the legal status for the Irish language long a demand. Of nationalist parties here. But unionists thought that was an unacceptable side deal, which threatens the very nature of the devolved government itself. So they thought Mr puts shouldn't be nominating a leader for the devolved government. Mr puts to fight them and went ahead and appointed a first minister anyway. It's been a meeting now of elected representatives within the Democratic Unionist Party, and it's understood that in that meeting, Mr puts came under considerable pressure, leading him to announce his resignation. That means not only that His party is in a fresh crisis, but also that politics here in Northern Ireland are deeply unstable. Chris Page voters in Ethiopia go to the polls on Monday in delayed parliamentary elections. But the country's election board has already announced that voting won't be possible in some regions because of security and logistical challenges. These include the bitter war in the northern region of Tigray and ethnic fighting elsewhere in the country that has left towns and villages destroyed and forced more than two million people to flee their homes. Africa correspondent Catherine Babayaro Hunger has been to the town of a to in the northern Amhara region where in April more than 100 people were killed following fighting between the Amhara And Romo community's.

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Northern Ireland Adds to Pressures on the UK Union

Monocle 24: The Globalist

01:42 min | Last month

Northern Ireland Adds to Pressures on the UK Union

"Uk's northern ireland secretary brandon lewis is in dublin today to hold talks with ireland's foreign minister. Simon coveney. it comes at a time. When relations between the two neighbors are being tested daily as a recent burst of violence in loyalist areas of belfast and a continued objection to the northern ireland protocol. The part of the brexit deal aimed at avoiding a heart border between the north and the republic for which imposes some trade barriers between the former and great britain. Well to examine what the two men have to talk about. And what progress can make. I'm joined by belfast. Based journalist rebecca black good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks. So just this is now. It's a month now since i'm in. Coney went to london to try to begin to sort out the problems. Just give us a little bit of context. What circumstances mr lewis. Mr coveney meeting and well i suppose to a meeting amid a lot of uncertainty of minutes and the husband calls for for for more formal talks to be To be brought but so far the thousand quite listen to that so we take the middle road of them having sort of individual talks with different parties instead so many other meet today. There's lot of uncertainty following the resignation of already foster. There's two people are should come forward in terms of trying to succeed her I suppose with any party dealership called pass things. Become a little more predictable. People will say things appealed to party members on particularly the party. Membership up minute. Which is reflecting susan. Mid within unions and those with a lot of discomfort over the brexit brexit arranged into the

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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on BBC World Service

BBC World Service

00:49 min | 19 hrs ago

Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on BBC World Service

"This is his day profound in my view, profound weight and profound power. Day, which we remember the moral stain the terrible toll. Slavery took on the country. And continues to take Carmela High risk. The first black woman to serve as vice president said it was important that the U. S learned from its past as we commemorate The history of Juneteenth. As we did just weeks ago with the history of the Tulsa race massacre. We must learn. From our history. And we must teach our Children. Our history. Because it is part of our history. As a nation. It is part of American history. US Vice President Kamala Harris voting has begun in Iran to elect a new president. The incumbent Hassan Rouhani, can't run again because of term limits. The Supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei has already voted and has called for a big turnout. But with most reformist candidates banned from standing, some have called for a boycott of the vote. Iranians now have a choice between one moderate and three hardliners. Dina Esfandiari is an Iran specialist at the International Crisis Group, She says many people may decide not to take part. Iranians are politically exhausted because of the economic difficulties that they face their social and political space, getting smaller and smaller and then on top of that everything that's been happening in Iran's foreign policy. In particular the nuclear deal. The fact that the U. S walked away from it, and this left Iran in a difficult spot, particularly in terms of what Tehran could do to improve the daily lives of Iranians. As a result of that deal, that was all lost, So really the enthusiasm isn't high at all. And we expect quite low voter turnout Iranian elections while they may not be completely free and fair They have generally given Iranians the option to at least go out and vote for the person that they wanted within the limits imposed on them by the Islamic Republic. And those limits are that there is a body within the government that basically short lists some candidates. This year. We do not have that many candidates that are from the reformist camp. So this also contributes to the fact that Iranians aren't as enthused about these elections because frankly, many of them are thinking well, who am I going to vote for? None of these people represent what I want to all the changes that I want most of them represented general hardening. Of the government's tone. Gina Esfandiari of the International Crisis Group. You're listening to the BBC World Service. Neil has the headlines. Barack Obama has said his affordable care act that provides health cover for 30 Million Americans is here to stay after the U. S. Supreme Court dismissed a key legal challenge. Polls have just opened in Iran, where voters are choosing a new president. But leading reformists have been prevented from standing and the Japanese authorities are beginning to give coronavirus jabs to 18,000 people who will work at the Tokyo Olympics next month. Mexico is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists, especially those who investigate ties between government officials and organized crime gangs. Over the last two decades, more than 100 media workers have been murdered. That's what happened on Thursday to Gustavo Sanchez, a reporter who was shot dead while riding his motorbike with his teenage son, who was not physically harmed. Are America's editor, Leonardo Russia, told me more about the murdered journalist. Established Sanchez. He was a specialist in covering crime in the in the southwestern state of Oaxaca, and he he was the editor of a website that focus on on police news in all the news and and Mexico, of course, being The homes of so many powerful criminal gangs that smuggle illegal drugs into the United States. He was always in a dangerous position, and, uh, Mr Scientist said that he was the victim of a of an attempt on his life. Last year, he went to the prosecutor's office. He went to the police, and he told them about it. And he claimed that they never pursue the investigation. But there was the case of another crime journalist who was shot dead four years ago. And in that case Killer has been brought to justice. The other journalists have yet Valdez. He was very well known. He was claimed crime journalist in the northern state of Sinaloa. And in the midst of all this was killed in broad daylight was shot dead in a second killer. The first one was sentenced a year ago. A second killer was sentenced to 32 years in prison. But the mastermind behind that they haven't been caught and they haven't been tried and the suspicion is that The son of Chapo Guzman, who now is the boss of the Sinaloa cartel, ordered the killing of Chapo Guzman is in the United States. He was arrested and extradited serving a long prison sentence. So again that highlight the impunity. In that case, you had two people who are caught in the act. And was sentenced. But most of the cases of violence against the Mexican journalists and end up without any punishment at all. What's interesting in in the killings of the the stew. Journalists that we've mentioned in all the stories is that they are targeted because they investigate and they prove the links between organised crime. And local authorities in general, local police and mayors in local authorities can go higher up as well. But that's where they getting into trouble, and they have threats in people at local level say that they should stop. Leonardo, Russia, the biggest political party in Northern Ireland has been hit by a fresh crisis after its leader resigned only weeks after taking up the job. This was the scene a few hours ago, Edwin Poots left a crunch meeting of the D U P admin details what happened in there? Did you face the motion of no confidence? Are you still leader of the party? You're.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

06:39 min | Last month

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The mid twentieth century leaders could themselves attend summit more often than what may be. The most important conference of the century is billing out in the past year. Diplomacy has changed once again. You might know why. Although g seven four leaders are meeting in london this week the first time they've been together in person in two years for the most part since the onset of the pandemic diplomacy has gone almost entirely online and that could be a good thing while president. Joe biden is actually zipped around the world in his first three months in office. Daniel franklin is our diplomatic editor. He's dropped in to a g seven leaders meeting in london. Same day hopped over to munich for the munich. Security conference great to be with a minute. Well we just spent a part of from washington perspective morning together. But these convened a big meeting of bob forty leaders on the climate morning to all our colleagues around the world world leaders for taking part in the summit. I thank you. He's joined asian leaders for as called quad new. Saying hello everyone. I wish we were able to do this person. But it's one that all of that of course has been virtual. He hasn't yet been out of the country as president. What this really shows is the way that diplomacy has has had to shift because of covid nineteen. And we've been talking for over a year now about the degree to which remote working works in the case of diplomacy well it has kept diplomacy taking over but it hasn't always been easy. There are some hiccups. Along the way so. For example the un security council russia in particular has refused to set virtual meetings as official meetings. There's much less pump. You have to live without the normal diplomatic reception circuits britain. It was in the security council jaffre example instead of hosting the normal reception had to send everybody a picnic basket instead so there was an unusual amount of diplomatic importance given to branston pickle for example so there have been shortcomings but have their Conversely been benefits of going about it this way so it's much easier to convene a summit at novartis just this past week and lincoln the american secretary of state to a virtual tour of africa for example. Take some very little time to do that. And he can meet a number of people along the way so the business of diplomacy has managed quite well under the pandemic and there's also been as in many other areas. I think an acceleration of experimentation of things. That might have happened anyway but happen faster because we believe resorted to technology because they haven't able to meet in person. What kind of experimenting deeming. Well i think two things stand out for me. One is the has been a degree of experimentation with virtual reality with immersive storytelling. So if you think of the traditional report back to the un security council for example it's on a printed document closely tight text. Well because people haven't been able to get out and report back in quite the same way there's been experimentation with using virtual reality took a real sense of what things alike on the ground but the really interesting change i think has been in bringing in more voices into diplomacy in particular into conflict resolution. Diplomacy then has been easily possible in the to. What does that look like in practice. So you in the country like libya. For example you can gather lots of people together. Virtually safely relatively simply and it turns out also with the use of clever technology in really smart and mass numbers to gather their opinions. And i think that's particularly shown that there is what one veteran diplomat calls the possibility industrial levels of inclusivity something. That's really negative impossible before in the physical world and that really does two things it allows more people have their say feeding into the process but it also afterwards gives that process a greater sense of of legitimacy and therefore potentially anyway a better chance of any agreement actually sticking in practice afterwards because most people who've been involved in more people except that it's is not just a stitch up at the top and in the libyan case for example the opinion polls suggested that about seventy percent of libyans were satisfied with the outcome of the process to select a new government and thought that that process was fair and transparent. So if that's a sign of of what can be achieved. I think that gives encouragement that this sort of thing can be used again in other Difficult places where that sort of negotiation is is conducted. But it's hard to imagine that a lot of the human factors of diplomacy can can be replaced in this way. I mean there is something to be said for for being in the room if they're not and this is why many diplomats so keen to get back to physical diplomacy. You know there's a lot that you don't feel confident in saying over a video conference for example. A lot of the very sensitive stuff is going to be passed only in person and in the really tricky negotiations. Sometimes it's it's the corridor conversations the informal walk in the woods that can help achieve a breakthrough. Ideas can be floated that people find it not so hard to raise in the formal sessions and chemistry personal chemistry reading the body language building. Trust all these things of course much much more readily done in in person. So i think what we're heading for as much more of a hybrid model and the art of it is going to be to pick the right tools for the right job so perhaps we won't need any more. These huge jamborees like the un general assembly meeting. A lot of that can happen. Virtually but you'll still need physical diplomacy for the sensitive stuff for relationship building and then these other tools that are neighbouring more inclusive type of diplomacy to happen in conflict resolution in particular. I think they will be used.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

03:38 min | Last month

"northern ireland" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"Is as pose the most imminent all the gravest danger in wales for the unionist. Debate is polarizing. Dennis about support for independence but support for polishing. The welsh assembly is at roughly the same level support for independence. I think the dangerous you remove the middle ground that you get to work on ever. Let's get rid of the assembly. Go back to well simply sending. Mp's to westminster. that's it or invents on scotland although we wait for the result of your action next week i think nicholas surgeons coincidence step by because what they highlight is how difficult this issue of the border between scotland and our uk will be the. There's a first. Immediate practical problem raised by coincidence which is normal onto gb. A sea border so goods come in ports. Scotland is a land border so how would a protocol style arrangement work on a land boola. It's very hard to see how it would the next problem is that scott wishes to be part of the european union part of a single market and the customs union north island when it comes to trade with great. Britain isn't hav single market and the customs union. It's the uk customs union. Is she really suggesting the the eu would allow this. That's jesus i also think given the factors then it said in lots of eu countries already in the northern ireland protocol is to deke has too many concessions in it. I would be very surprised if the french for example were enthusiastic about protocol to the other room is as she identifies. The border looks like i think. And maybe this is digital. But i think that support full independence will begin to ease off. I think there's there's an interesting element going on him. Which is if you look at the polling and the trend is not radical but the trend is over pennants and two veterans gospel. Six violence this week and they said this element that when the electrodes think that. There's not going to be a many anytime. Seen that quite keen to say. Oh yeah we're in favor of independence when they're told referendum on independence tomorrow. How would you vote some hesitation. Kicks it nicholas. Who is such an accomplished media performer. If you look up forms in interviews and his campaign she clearly cannot own saw the questions because because they have an answer frankly on the currency and the border and i think until they can get better on so then i think the union signed can have some consolation round to these discussions at the katie. About six unions would deep deep pessimistic. I mean there is now more of a sense that even if you ended up situation where the hat to be a second independence referendum. There is more confidence about how it could be one..

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The Irish Border, Why Is It There, What's It Like?

Rear Vision

02:00 min | 2 months ago

The Irish Border, Why Is It There, What's It Like?

"Hello i'm at about grint on this. Revision carey phillips revisits. A journey along the irish border twin on the message and dommage into political games and antics of the tories in london northern ireland park if the single market for goods that means you. Import procedures are applied on products. Arriving from the rest of the uk on the springfield road. Several dozen republican youths attacked police vehicles spin increasing unease about the brexit arrangements for northern ireland's loyalist seeing a treat border with the rest of the uk as diminishing their british identity. The last two weeks have seen violence erupting on the streets of northern ireland unions. Fear the bricks at agreement which leaves northern ireland following e you customs. Rules will undermine their place in the united kingdom. The arrangement agreed to by all sides during the brexit. Negotiations is to protect the land border dividing the republic of ireland and he yuma nba and northern ireland. Part of the uk from any customs infrastructure. Like cameras aboard posts. The five hundred kilometer border is considered an absolute priority for the northern on pay steal the good friday agreement and needs to be protected at all costs but this raises an interesting historical question. Why is there a border across the island of ireland and had it northern ireland become part of the united kingdom kerry picks up the story in the seventeenth century when all and was essentially part of the british empire. The british ascendancy in ireland supported by the arrival of thousands of

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The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio

01:28 min | 2 months ago

The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back

"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Today in Focus

Today in Focus

06:28 min | 2 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Today in Focus

"Spoken about in northern ireland anxiety nervousness On the loyd aside maybe certain giddiness on the on the fan side when they look across the water actually from one of the the riott areas. Like carrickfergus you can actually literally see scotland on a clear day injection. Enjoy the side last week. So they they feel a connection with scotland. The stark roots in the sense rooted in scotland. So the idea of scotland go for independence is just would come at an existential Sense of dread for loyalism because they could see the fracture and break up with uk becomes. Real i mean. Then they are. In a in a terrible position you've spoken about where the loyalist leadership for sure. But this isn't just about the loyalist leadership has a tell me what should fana- saying about any of this shit. Vein is pushing for a a border. Poll which is the shorthand version of a of a referendum on irish unity which the good friday agreement says that the there can and will be one when a secretary of state of northern ireland that there is sufficient support for one that it might pass. Then that is when a referendum should be called those increasing expectation that within the next five ten years the referendum will be called and the result of that who knows demographically things are shifting We also have a but again important middle block the non aligned which is kind of the growing force in northern ireland actually So you have maybe forty percent nationalists. Forty percents unionists. And then in this in the middle. You have what could be the decisive Vote which would be the kind of non-aligned and so that quits a lot of uncertainties. Like what we don't know we knows what's going to happen. But sufficient feigns main go to the moment is to put that board a poll on the agenda. Keep pushing for it and a lot of critics of this. Say this is irresponsible reckless. It's throwing more petrol. On and already combustible situation. I mean we saw the brexit referendum and in the uk what can happen when a very complex choice than involves identity is reduced with binary. Yes no decision. Except in his northern on this os will come with a very bloody history and so the idea that history innocence could replicate itself whereas the partition of one hundred years ago left a disaffected minority trapped in state. The didn't want to be part of this. Was of course. The catholics trapped in northern ireland could sense now replicate itself except this time it will be the loyalists trapped in a new unitary state on the island of ireland. And that is you know with potential for a troubles two point zero shin fain says this is all you know terribly bleak and pessimistic end. There's no it doesn't have to be like that. And they're right doesn't have to be like that but the conditions for a more constructive you've kind of hopeful scenario of how aboard a my my pay don't exist at the moment and it's difficult At the moment to see how they they could be conjured into being and tell me about downing street. Do people see westminster as being part of the solution. Well in in theory. If there's to be any solution westminster has to be an important part of it. But really it's difficult to see Much engagements from from downing street. Like you know you don't really sense that. The i mean boris johnson's heart. His in his is not in northern ireland. And that he Unlike theresa may's not really instinctive unionist and there's a sense of perception that He actually rested conservative. Party would happily cut northern ireland loose where the conditions ever present to do. So in a way in which you know wouldn't be Come back to haunt the conservative party To that's the perception in northern ireland shared by both sides nationalism and loyalists And that again adds to this phibro mood and in which everything's on the table and in northern ireland. That's worrying because you know we thought we had some things were settled. When of the genius elements of the good friday agreement was that it was able to blur things like irishness britishness northern irishness. You sense of identity you could. All sides could kind of read into the agreements what they wanted and and basically create a livable status quo In in northern ireland and many ways it's worked it worked really. Well i mean the the troubles our history but brexit's stripped away that that blurring and replaced it with a very flinty and a binary sense of which side are you one and that's that's not a good thing. Rory thank you very much. That was the guardians island correspondent rory carroll who as you could hear has done lots of reporting on all of this. Do look up his pieces at the guardian dot com. You can also watch rory and our brexit correspondent lisa. Carol discussing these growing tensions in northern ireland in a guardian live event on thursday the thirteenth of may it will be online at seven pm. British eight pm central european summertime. Duke at ge dot com slash guardian ally. That's it for today. This episode was produced by josh. Kelly and alex attack sound design was by axel could be executive producers on the coal jackson. And phil may not. We'll be back tomorrow..

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74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence

TIME's Top Stories

00:32 sec | 2 months ago

74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence

"Seven nights of rioting on the streets of the northern irish capital of left seventy four police officers injured in what observers say is the country's worst violence in years late thursday. The white house appealed for calm. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland. President joe biden spokeswoman jen psaki said in a statement adding that biden hoped for a secure and prosperous northern ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard one piece.

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Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

THE NEWS with Anthony Davis

01:15 min | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates

"Authorities in northern ireland sought to restore calm on thursday after protestant and catholic. Youths in belfast. Hold bricks fireworks gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street. Violence in the region where britain's exit from the european union has unsettled and uneasy political balance crowds including children as young as twelve or thirteen clashed across a concrete peace wall. In west belfast that separates a british loyalist. Protestant neighborhood from an irish nationalist catholic area. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. A nearby city bus was hijacked and set on fire northern ireland to seen sporadic outbreaks of street violence since the nineteen ninety eight. Good friday peace accord ended the troubles decades of catholic-protestant bloodshed over the status of the region. In which more than three thousand people died but police service of northern ireland. Assistant chief constable. Jonathan roberts said the mayhem was at a scale. We have not seen in recent years. He said fifty five police officers had been injured over several nights of disorder. And it was lucky. No one had been seriously hurt or

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Prince Philip's legacy will live on in Netflix's 'The Crown'

NPR's Story of the Day

01:43 min | 2 months ago

Prince Philip's legacy will live on in Netflix's 'The Crown'

"Philip. The royal consort of queen elizabeth. The second died this morning. At windsor castle in england. The duke of edinburgh was ninety nine years old. Npr's london correspondent. Frank langfitt joins us from belfast. Where he is covering the recent violence in northern ireland Frank just tell us more about prince philip's story and what the british public thought of a prince ville spent his early years actually traveling throughout europe e he was of royal descent himself and eventually At and had gotten to know The royal family and eventually married queen elizabeth. He was known. I think in different ways In this country over time People did make fun of him he has. She was seen as short tempered. He would tell jokes that were off color things that we would now consider even years ago politically incorrect kind of remarks. If you look at the daily mirror they number newspapers here would carry every year to they would say you know His hundreds most improper remarks was back in sixty nine. When i guess they were some financial questions he said well. If going to read next year. I'll have to give up polo. And that was one of the more minor ones that said there was also a lot of affection for him and i think respect in the sense that you know when you do a job for a very very long time and you really put your energy into it People give you a lot of credit for that. He was very dutiful. Heated thousands and thousands of royal events supporting the queen. It was a pretty thankless job in in some respects And not a great job necessarily to have today or in. The prime minister said That we give thanks to him. The nation and the kingdom give thanks to him for an extraordinary life and is his extraordinary work.

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Rioters Ignore Pleas for Calm as Violence Flares in Belfast

AP News Radio

00:49 sec | 2 months ago

Rioters Ignore Pleas for Calm as Violence Flares in Belfast

"Belfast so another night of violence on Thursday as demonstrators clashed with police in the Springfield road area in the west of the city known locally as a nationalist and clay demonstrators many of them young men throwing stones and fireworks at police who responded by deploying a water cannon authorities in Northern Ireland have been trying to restore calm the last two nights have been the worst may happen in a week over rights in Belfast Britain's split from the E. U. has highlighted the contested status of Northern Ireland with some people identify as British I want to stay in the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland Anne you member I'm Charles to the test my

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:47 min | 2 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"The violence on the streets of northern ireland. This week is the worst thing. In years the unrest has largely come from unionist or loyalist factions. those in favor of unity. With great britain were loyal to its crown night after night mobs targeted. Police officers with bricks and molotov cocktails more than fifty officers have been injured politicians including the country's leader. I minister arlene foster of the democratic. Unionist party held an emergency meeting yesterday. Calling for calm injury tree. Frontline officers victims terrorized. How much to people's property the harm to northern ireland image. In our centenary year us take us backwards. A new brick no bottle no patra bone thrown has shaved or ever cheese anything but -struction arm on the scale of that destruction harm and fear has brought to international attention. Prompting a statement from white house press secretary jen psaki. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland joined the british irish and northern irish leaders in their calls for calm rioting on northern. Ireland's streets is uncomfortably familiar with roots in sectarian divides that go back centuries in nineteen ninety eight. The good friday agreement devolved the government and put an end to the decades of brutal clashes known as the troubles. What's happening now is fueled by more. Recent events represents appointed threat to that hard won peace. Really we've had several nights of pretty consistent and quite serious violence across northern ireland. This has been going on for more than a week annoy. It has spread from londonderry to belfast. To some of the smaller provincial ballymena carrickfergus etcetera.

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What's Behind the Recent Violence in Northern Ireland?

The Economist: The Intelligence

01:48 min | 2 months ago

What's Behind the Recent Violence in Northern Ireland?

"The violence on the streets of northern ireland. This week is the worst thing. In years the unrest has largely come from unionist or loyalist factions. those in favor of unity. With great britain were loyal to its crown night after night mobs targeted. Police officers with bricks and molotov cocktails more than fifty officers have been injured politicians including the country's leader. I minister arlene foster of the democratic. Unionist party held an emergency meeting yesterday. Calling for calm injury tree. Frontline officers victims terrorized. How much to people's property the harm to northern ireland image. In our centenary year us take us backwards. A new brick no bottle no patra bone thrown has shaved or ever cheese anything but -struction arm on the scale of that destruction harm and fear has brought to international attention. Prompting a statement from white house press secretary jen psaki. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland joined the british irish and northern irish leaders in their calls for calm rioting on northern. Ireland's streets is uncomfortably familiar with roots in sectarian divides that go back centuries in nineteen ninety eight. The good friday agreement devolved the government and put an end to the decades of brutal clashes known as the troubles. What's happening now is fueled by more. Recent events represents appointed threat to that hard won peace. Really we've had several nights of pretty consistent and quite serious violence across northern ireland. This has been going on for more than a week annoy. It has spread from londonderry to belfast. To some of the smaller provincial ballymena carrickfergus etcetera.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Current

The Current

04:00 min | 2 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Current

"It is the only possibly united kingdom that shares. A border with us formerly both parts should really stress this. He was very helpful originally because it meant that both the united kingdom the republic of all india you there was no regulations no restrictions on trade so the borders were made meaning us and they want that for politicized by leaving the. I buy mainly you were going to have to have checks either. On the irish border between northern ireland and great britain you going create tensions for somebody and it was always likely going going to be. A tension is credible with between northern ireland. Great britain because there are so few crossing points whereas the your exposure has got hundreds of crossing points and people will even just walk across borders to go to work on a day by day so far practically it would have had far more difficulties so the you was originally a context which that could be resolved. I think those pushing for brexit. We're always very ignorant of northern ireland. But there's no alternative with some kind of control if you're going to have a meaningful breaks and that's what's happened and we have these decide laws action calling from unfortunately so what happens now. I mean there's not a lot of goodwill politically between the democratic unionist party And champagne but even to back to you know the the comments of young people on the streets who feel as though this is being. They're being hard done to and that that they have a role to play in this. What happens now to try and turn this down. I think the party that you mentioned that really do need to show great leadership and responsibility. I think they only do different things so first of all i can. Do you need to stop complaining about the brexit terms. They're all which created these these restrictions which were which other say. We're pretty inevitable. And i need instead to work. She can find in the british goldman. I mean the the you to some of the difficulties that have been With the implementation of the brexit dale equally on the this chin find need to stop talking about united orlands. If it's just over the horizon not clearly not the case. It is worth having a constructive discussion team. Because i think we've seen the problems with brexit. People voted for something and i didn't know what it entailed but other say talking about this as if it's gonna happen in the next few years he's very stabilizing and even talk about border. Paul i think is a little premature at this stage and then finally i would also cited the british goldman have a role in this because they they have not played a constructive part. That's all as you said. Every day ignored the problems. There's going to be annulled northern ireland. And even they or have done in the past british ministers the idea that the reason irish sea border clearly is so. They're trying to pretend there's no problem. In that regard him more problematically very recently they unilaterally extended the grace period of the breakfast dale to avoid Significant border checks free regarding me. I created a legal dispute so again the british goldman may not be looking for easy votes toy about benches and so on and instead work with you sean. Overcome the difficulty and night. Brexit and lots of people didn't agree with it but it is after all going to be challenges. We need to work. Those are just a few seconds left. What are you most concerned about. Having seen what you've seen over the last seven days most concerned about politicians not showing the leadership. I already said that really is not to understate or overstate washington going on. We have seen these kind of disturbances before pretty really the onus on politicians to not be easy move they say in trying to Go but show real leadership..

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Northern Ireland Leaders Call for Calm After Night of Rioting

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland Leaders Call for Calm After Night of Rioting

"The recent violence largely in loyalist Protestant areas displayed amid rising tensions over post brexit trade rules phenomenon and found worsening relations between the parties in the Protestant Catholic powersharing bill false government wouldn't split from the EU has renewed tensions over no on and status and disturb the political balance in the region with some people identify as British I want to stay part of the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland an E. U. member Katie Haigh wood a politics professor at queen's university Belfast says unionists may feel the normal mom's place is under threat in the union on this week's violence she adds it's really easy to see how it could escalate Charles Taylor this month London

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N Ireland leaders call for calm after violence escalates

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | 2 months ago

N Ireland leaders call for calm after violence escalates

"Hijacked bus was set on fire and petrol bombs hurled at police in Belfast in the fourth night of serious violence in week in Northern Ireland hello bricks fireworks and gasoline bombs on Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete peaceful the separates Protestant British loyalist and Catholic Irish nationalist neighborhoods assistant chief constable Jonathan Roberts says the scenes of violence were absolutely disgraceful who should be condemned in the strongest possible terms hello fifty five police officers entered very very lucky and nobody was seriously injured our investigation into the violence is being launched Charles to lead as well London

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Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest

Monocle 24: The Briefing

10:11 min | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest

"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.

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Northern Ireland Sees Three Nights of Violence as Tensions Mount

Monocle 24: The Globalist

02:03 min | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland Sees Three Nights of Violence as Tensions Mount

"Easter weekend so renewed violence in northern ireland with petrol bombs thrown and cars hijacked and set alight. The police called for calm after unionists engaged in a so called night of disorder in a suburb. In the city of belfast. The police federation for northern ireland said destroying urine communities was not the way to protest or event or for more on this when are joined by rebecca black. Who's a journalist with press. Association based in belfast. Good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks for having me so just recap what happened at the weekend. I mean we're now getting reports that more than forty police officers were injured. And yes i suppose it. Sorta stretch back to last week and there was a stevenson started breaking in londonderry last week they continued on for think. Seven or eight consecutive nights. Ny and then there was also some disturbances on nights. Skirts of belfast. As you'd neutered in the headline and i mean brexit as a part of this however at some more should have complex picture on the grind. Anger has been building within the union. Loyalist communities over the last year over brexit and this week in northern protocol was negotiated to keep northern ireland within the rules to avoid a hard border island the violent and so the system of tech support system i regarded as a border in the irish sea. And there's also anger in the loyalist community which sits back further over what they regard as to tear. Police said this was exasperated. Further last week and the public prosecution public prosecution service took the decision not to pursue not to pursue prosecutions and twenty four members of cimpian for attending the funeral of a senior republican last jin municipal during a period of ed lockdown. When in new was meant to be gathering but estimated two thousand people including leadership of champagne gathered mice. West belfast so the decision to prosecute exasperated that sort of regard to police

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Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

WGN Showcase

00:24 sec | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

"Have appealed for calm during the second night of unrest. Three cars were hijacked and set on fire on the outskirts of Belfast on Friday night. 27 police officers were injured and eight people were arrested during writes in Belfast in Londonderry. Many pro British unionists oppose a new trade barrier introduced between Northern Island and the rest of the UK is part of Britain's departure from the U. As Major

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Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

New Sounds

00:54 sec | 2 months ago

Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest

"Came under attack last night in a second night of violence and semi autonomous Northern Ireland. Vicki Barker reports from London a week of mounting tensions erupted into violence on Friday night as 27 police officers were injured in protests in Belfast and Londonderry. Saturday night. The unrest continued when riot police and armored vehicles surrounded cars that have been set a light by protesters who also threw bricks and Molotov cocktails. Some in the Protestant community believe Post Brexit trading barriers are cutting Northern Ireland off from the Britain to which they feel loyalty. Protesters were also angered by a decision not to prosecute 24 shin faint politicians for attending the funeral of Bobby's Story of former senior leader of the IRA in violation of covert 19 restrictions for

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U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament

Around the Horn

00:50 sec | 2 months ago

U.S. Men Fail to Qualify for Olympic Soccer Tournament

"Us men's soccer out of the olympics. Okay again third time in a row. The under twenty. Three's losing honduras. Wall national team grana politic players could have played in the under twenty three rule the olympic and beat northern ireland into friendly. So what's the major malfunction here and how big a deal is it the mri olympics for men's team clinton. I think it's a big deal. I mean listen in development circles and soccer just embarrassing. People think a so called. Soccer should have more creative midfielders. Who can actually finished the hansen's more regularly but more daryl decay is what we want. That dude is a monster catholic. It's a big deal because we won't get to see our young stars at the olympics but it's not that big of a deal because we are developing young stars. We have a guy playing for chelsea. We've got a guy playing for juventus. This is

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Talking Politics

Talking Politics

08:22 min | 3 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Talking Politics

"What would you say to the the argument. That says look when ireland. So we're back on talking before the first world war when that question gets tied up with the broader political constitutional question for the the union. The possibility of of will around that what. It runs into difficulties of england's position in the union on their own really remedies to this is not. I think i'm unreasonable to suggest that what what happened. On the high mulu around these of an english parliament would simply be too dominant and that. Actually i'm rather than protecting the position of the other parts of the union. It would make it more difficult for them. So isn't there an argument that says that actually because of something really quite specific about the position of northern ireland in relation to the republic unfolded demographic reason that you've just been talking about that. The question has to be thought about independently of what we do about the rest of the uk union. I do see grind to that. Of course but all i'm saying is i think from adults our union's perspective connecting debate by northern ireland to debate about the union on its structure altogether rather than threatening them with being absorbed into the size would be preferable to them. But i think the debates going to happen anyway. Because i think that's not on unionism is disposed to avoid this discussion rather than trying to draw clinical data trucks. So i think there's a slightly doom situation there needs can ask your question. Which is it relates to this and it's sort of the mirror image of it in a way so when we talk about reunification do you think again. There's a tendency to think of that as a straightforward category whereas in fact the possible range of outcomes within that is extremely wide and there were lots of different things that the the different groups who are in favor of the reunification of the island divided actually understand by that possible future and again the male lead question questionable sort of constitutional arrangement that will give rise to his itself as potentially contentious but will say wide ranging as any of these other debates is not sort of either all. Either this happens. All the island is reunified. Reunification could mean a hundred different things. Yeah definitely i don't know. Watch political formation. Actually take. But i know there's not different often contradictory reasons that lots of groups will have a bite. This question after the anglo irish treaty. There's a strong element in the history of by the success of the twenty six counties being very much integral to the loss of northern ireland which was itself. A very difficult and tricky. Part of the country This question rise again with reunification debate. I think politicians in the south route under very worry that they're also very very the facts. That unionists still do not want to be a part of the republic. Leave no many of those. Initial arguments themselves have died such as the strength of the catholic church which was a major point on which unionists rallied against home rule. In the part of the periods that of course has changed in the size. Nollie smith very radical reform in the last ten years over the issue of abortion or gay marriage for example. So that's one of them. Even the question of the empire which unionists in elster hutch originate tied themselves to a very different question today as well particularly in britain as the empire's look got again as edited. Actually hud really not nice undertones on very real essence of violence and exploitation on coercion on. These things are coming to the fore night particularly considered more the question of a race on what happened on structure legacies of race towards people of color. So there's a sort of disconnect in unionist fears of the slice today based on new political realities but still is very much so i think it's difficult question. Southern politicians of the words that not everybody northern ireland will be happy the also be a word that republicans northern ireland. They've tried to distance themselves from will themselves have very different views on on the question of reunification aunt unfortunate needed the fact for both the sides ezzat over the last one hundred years there has been no attempt really for either side to possibly understand some of the concerns of the other on. They've been reinforcing the room. Physicians through use of particular episodes in history and a lack of conversation between the sites in the north which is very much a feature of the political landscape in the mid twentieth century. On that of course after the civil war with becky's troubles main south housing that a lot of dialogue. There has been much discussion or conversation on not fear. There's a lot of defensiveness on think these things they would need to be overcome or at least addressed in some way give richard said on the inevitability of constitutional shaft or discussion in the next ten to fifteen years. And richard. one very last question for you. Do you think given the republic of ireland. The our state itself for most of its history. It was a fairly rigid and inflexible state. But it's a quad. Reputation will recently take for instance around the abortion referendum and the use of citizens assemblies a more experimental democracy and after all it's also state that has much more familiarity with different kinds of coalition politics and so on the actually the republican in its twenty-first-century guys might be a more flexible state than the k. State and more open to the kinds of discussions new kinds of democratic deliberative forms of politics. That will be needed to make progress. Yes with first. Of all. I would say that i wouldn't push the unity question i mean i would rather thought it wasn't structurally built into the good friday agreement itself but it's there undone not going away would be potentially flexible in relation to this when it's true it's been a liberalization of southern politics in my lifetime and we do the laws that need to think about what potential transformation in the structure of government a unity scenario might might look like the size might absorb the north that could be a federal link with with the north Confederal relationship between and south. The politics is a whole federated. Widely in relation to the region's east-west links would have to be discussed also ongoing basis. We'd have to address whether the southern concentration altogether changes on without the northern concentration. Ought to say there. I believe the south would be very rigid under a not flexible. Does the question of what would happen. The absorption of one million british citizens into science which would spontaneously require a redrafting of the nineteen thirty seven rs constitution. Anyway since they'd have to be entitled to vote in presidential elections what would happen to police. Welfare provisions british health system is superior the monarchy flags anthems broadcasting bbc broadcasts northerners and therefore indirectly into the south. So these things. I think it would be better to discuss them on if it were shown that the sides were incapable of flexibility. When then that would be a great argument for the union. And i would prefer if you needed some heart as it were the self confidence to confront dot relative than as it were sort of an rejectionism which will defeat them in the end. That's my fundamental point. We're going to have more episodes on the union. we're going to do whales. we're gonna come back to the english question and we are definitely going to come back to scotland to. That's all over the next few months if you would like to support talking politics and history of ideas by signing up for a version of the main put cost talking politics without adverts in the middle. It's very easy to do. You just need to follow the link wherever you get this podcast for talking politics. Plus next week on history of ideas. I'm talking about the great grades luxembourg on talking politics. We are going to be looking at kissed on the budget..

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

01:33 min | 11 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

07:04 min | 11 months ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Hauntingly Yours: A Podcast for the Paranormal

"On his chest in and now it seemed that he was. Becoming. Breathless he was very, very hard for him debris now, how hard he tried? The other scholar, his friend told him to hang on. He was going to run around and snap some photos and then he would be right back. While he took off. Toward the cottage nabbed photos came back and then as a memento of their Louis Adventure, he snatched a flat stone from the House that was leaning up against it and placed it in his pocket. By the time, they made it back to the car. The one scholar could finally breathe normally again, the pressure had been lifted a what a relief. Is Friend bragged about the stone that he took away from the house as they belong silently. The next day came the sun rose high in the sky. The birds began to turn outside and the scholar who had stolen the flat stone from the House the night before now found himself unable to breeze. He ride around in his bed, his hands clasping at his throat and finally his friend called emergency services he was rushed to the nearest hospital and his. Well his friend who remained knew exactly what had to be done now He drove back to the scene goes house with that flat stone that his friend had stolen. Got There. He walked up that lonely dirt road. He got close enough to that. Creepy House, and then he chunked that stone as hard as he could and he did not look back he ran to the car. He hopped inside started up in droves to the hospital and when he got there, he discovered soon enough that his partner in crime head. Made them, miraculously. Miraculous. Turnaround. With his ailment? He was now able to breathing any was like the whole thing and never happened. All I can say is this Geiss let this story Serb as a reminder if you go and visit a haunting place never I repeat never. Take anything. With you I don't care vets us stone of flower a piece of dirt. Nada. Leave the place alone because bad things can in will happen. They do. All. The time. One chilly February. A small group of paranormal investigators actually went in search of the truth at the Queen Ghost House, they took basic equipment with them, ems, meters, night vision cameras, divining rods, and a couple of spirit boxes. They got inside the House and again the investigation almost straightaway. It was absolutely freezing inside. That again it was February. They tried to stay. Warm. The strange thing was every were they traveled in the house, the temperature just sort of fluctuate. At one point, the group stood in one of the former children's bedrooms filming with their night vision camera when they heard a loud scream from somewhere outside in the forest around the property. Will they all dove outside to investigate the source to instead fine that a huge fire was blocking their one way out. It was right in the middle of road. It was a raging fire scorching everything around. The team ran back for the house to gather their equipment before they search for new way Al but when they got back outside. The fire was completely gone. It was nowhere the ground and everything around a look completely and totally normal. All who were involved thought It might be best not to come back for our good while obviously something did not want them there. The last story I have for you, guys. About the Kunimi Ghost House and County Fermanagh Perminov. Is Truly, a very old one it's been passed down through the generations time after time again. Is Long since been said that an old pensioner used to live in the ghost house and most unfortunately he was murdered. A horse drawn hearse showed up at the House the day he passed as remains were loaded onto it and then for some reason. The horses refused to move. No matter. How hard the drivers tried those horses simply would not budge. Those who ran attendance went back inside the House to Hash out the problem and no sooner they walked in through the front door they found in College of the deceased sitting on the dining room table. It was quite eerie. The table then began to rock back and forth as it were alive, it was shaking trembling all over. Obviously. Had A spirit on their hands. A priest was called and he came in straight away they confine the spirit to a circle where it was commanded and the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to release the corpse. The spirit was angered but the funeral went on as according to plan the priest. Then took that spirit and bounded to a dog Kennel where it was boarded up on all sides. The Kennel was then passed on supposedly to different people in the area who took turns watching it as they could never let that spirit escape. Supposedly. He did escape though and he's the reason for the Murphys troubles and nineteen thirteen. Whether or not he still around That remains to be seen. So. There you have. It friends the Cunene. Ghost. House. It said to be one of the most haunted houses in the Emerald Iles. The stories of the House truly captured my attention when I I stumbled across it because I was actually looking at a completely different location to talk about in this episode. But I can always come back to that one later on. I've been dialing further and further into this Kuhnen house trying to. Learn as much as I absolutely can about a sense I'm not physically going there at this.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

Coffee House Shots

15:42 min | 1 year ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Coffee House Shots

"He stayed daily in these days. More than daily podcast. I'm Katie balls and under and Rephrase Nelson James received so it is coming to an end the first week back for. MP's as in parliament. Parliament is not sitting today but we all getting a sensor. One Assembly could soon be meeting to quite a long break James. What's happening happening in Northern Ireland's so late last night? June Smith Nolan Secretary and son Cove near the Irish. Deputy Prime Minister came out and said that they had a deal to get storm. Won't back up and running. We're GONNA Awesome Speaker to reconvene the assembly. And they think that there's now an agreement that would allow it Stormont to sit again which obviously very important considering the fact that this year of his new Honi Protocol for Northern Ireland and the Brexit deal needs to be implemented. Now this is not as always New Orleans. It's not simple. It's not certain at Stormont is going start. Sitting owning forced of a DP leader has kind of given it this deal a cautious support but Shin Fain have not get but I think one of the things worth noting is the British and Irish governments are now completely along in political interest in his point and getting stolen running. The Irish government near Bronco. Wants it because it would help him before his elections which are expected later this year the UK government no longer the whole into the House Commons also no doubt that the implementation of Brexit in Orland would be less politically fooled fooled if somebody's running but speaking people the UK government morning. There's more optimism than there was yesterday about getting the assembly up and running but no one is counting that chickens before have hatched. Yes it feels like many times over the past couple of years where seems so you might even. Yeah hasn't come to be. AH OF US miss striking. How more money on the table here goes ahead? So then we're told it's going to be hundreds of billions yet more pushed into Northern Ireland. I think they're saying that's what the calculations are the health education you need to give between seven hundred million and one billion extra pounds and it's funny that. Do you think would have squeezed the Tories for every possible last. Drop for. It's no there's more to be had and I remember when when you interviewed for prime from Easter James Prime Minister during leadership campaign. One of the first things he went to he was guest. Dorman back up and running. That was as always been. I think. Very high in his his personal priorities. James if Boris Johnson does succeed in doing this event. Just be Boris Johnson. He received some praise also be Julian Smith his as the non secretary of state and someone who has been talked up. Almost if we look at this reshuffle were expecting as nigger definite list. He did the various oppose. Full facing the sack. Now if this does go ahead and as we say it's still early days as room for this go wrong but say it works shoes. That makes it very difficult to still sack. Julian Smith if as you say if this whole cost of fs today things as we call if about breakfast anymore. We're GONNA if about something else if this happens. This will be a massive during Smith's hot and I think it will make say part of tension tension between not somewhere between Heaven Boston's between him and the number ten machine either buy a house. Smith is how genes myth has perceived his role as Northern Ireland texture. And they felt you know he's not being as convenient bullish on the government side of things as they feel things like Brexit as they would like him to be but if he can get up and running this will be a justification present Har- approach to the job it would be the only get is up and running because I have built trost crossed by behaving in the way he has. I think it would look very odd to find the yet. Storm won't back up and running as phrase at the end so when you oceans during the contest Casey. He did mention this about the party. It'd be ordered. The person who delivered on this personal priority for him was then shunted aside now elsewhere in the Wildt in many ways it seems things have come to a degree regards to relations between Iran. US and as a result of countries who have been brought into this but there is one ongoing story and that relates to a plane that crashed and this questions had happened. It was overran near the time of the missile attack attack. And at the time. People said that this there'd been a full with plane but now you have the Canadian government and the UK government saying that they have information and intelligence suggests that this is not actually the case. James can you tell us about that. Will vote with. The plane appears to be in that it was hit by radio. Miss Bill and this I think is kind of embarrassing for the Iranian regime because there has been a loss of life in that territory Lavar citizens and it appears that defective Iranian military technology is responsible for that but yeah it's anti anti missile anti-aircraft couldn't recognize a civilian and on as opposed to a a more hostile hostile vessel. That's our word. Don't be this. This is GONNA lead to any escalation in the conflict but I also think when Brazil Canadian governments core for the Iranians have full independent inquiry invite international observers. Vying GonNa happen either. I mean the Iranians regime were trying to cover up this embarrassment. I I don't think it is going to lead to a I think now. It seems that that what's happened. Is the the trump gambit which in my name menas any references particularly for strategically appears to have worked he has taken out salamone without voicing massive Iranian response esscalation. The interesting question is is the informal. A more deadly Iranian response to come in the coming months or has trump's going to madman in diplomacy actually worked and faith. There is a question here. There isn't that because they're rating government. Ed Denying that they have shot down a plane accident on purpose abyss. Clean this intelligence might come out into public view but ultimately this in massively and deaths many Canadians a number of Brits if if this is N. implicated with the Iranian government. Wouldn't that lead to some investigation because you've gone from situation where is not just an idea that would be a strike. Against America is civilians. It would certainly be relation even inside Iran. I mean this is a regime already reeling from for civil this nation of a general and there was a stampede at his funeral. Enroll that left six people dead. Then you have the fuel protests and the cost of living process to country which is whose economy collapsed by. I think ten percent last last year more this year. If it turns out that the mullah's M shot down a plane that would have killed many Iranians that were lots of more internal pressure. Sure on them now. We ought to remember that it was an attempt to accelerate internal discord against the mullah's emboldened the Americans they they. He went after Soleimani hoping that this would hit the regime as very weak moment and I actually think this is easily the biggest problem for the Iranians also their your claim the claim that the aircraft was turning round to coming back to the airports when it was hit. They say if it was turning around it couldn't possibly even hit by missiles strike and now that's of course quite true and the also say it was it was burning before it went down to the must've been fire. They're inviting officials from them blowing living in America from Canada from all over the world to come look at the site so their behaving as if they're quite confidence about the case it would be difficult to remove all all traces of a missile especially version. Specter's there so I think it's in the next few days. We should know a lot more objectively about this what we hear. From intelligence officials officials rather from the politicians telling us what intelligence officials say is that there is an Iranian reader system switched on that caught the aircraft and that they reckon this essay fifteen service to miss l.. took it out but his new more than that right now now. This was quite interesting because I had thought until a few days ago for the Iranians weren't going to the black box. Nobody would ever knew the truth now. It seems that they're inviting international spectrums out and we will know the truth. And if the truth emerges emerges that it was indeed as person and America's says for that will look more pressure on the now one of the stories to the over the weekend is is the fate of the Dutch. Sussex decided to change the role and step down senior royals. We spoke yesterday on the podcast about the political ramifications. This could have tons of difficulties for the government. Pretty Potala Him Secretary has been dropped to take on a road in trying to the various issues that arise. It's an financial but there's also security fraser in your tattoo graph corn. Today you said the Prince Harry on to the right thing in terms of the general direction action but they're clearly some issues the way it's been executed. Yeah I think let's talk. Prince Charles Right. He wants slimmed-down monarchy and he's been saying for some time and it makes sense. I think the monarchy is an absolutely vital modern institution. Eight is very because it makes sure that politicians don't don't get to be heads of state you don't want to trust these guys too much power. The monarchy stops them is also a unifying force. At the time. We're policies can divide a country to do that. You need impeccable behaviour as demonstrated by the Queen certainly by Prince William off by Prince Charles and not always by Prince Harry now. It is naive to expect that every member of the family will show the queen sense of duty self restraint in public service. Not Everybody's cut out for this and Harry certainly isn't. He's been telling us for years actually is that he doesn't like it as a Goldfish bowl. He talks about the throne as if it's a kind of electric chair more than something to aspire. Not so if he wants out it makes perfect sense from Prince. Charles point of view press jobs was saying look. This is too much to expect everybody to adhere to. So let's just have a slimmed down one. Okay now the model I think is Swedish one. It was actually Swedish crowns that took Prince Charles's words to heart so when he started coming out with slim down monarchy and the Swedish king thought yet is quite right. Lit slimmed on our list. So we did this. A couple of years ago and Prince Harry's counterpart is Princess Madeleine. She's about the same age as him like him. She was third in line to the throne growing up not so much now but the crown princess has family like him. She married a rich American and and she went over there to live and she lives in Florida. Now quite happily 'em her royal highness. Titles she is not expected to do much. She's still still part of the social calendar but she shows there's a modern warnke can let people go they can if you want to make life in America and you're sixth of from Lake Harry absolutely you can go. But here's the thing. You must do. Nothing to debase or cheapen the monarchy. Now you might think this Prince Harry will pretty soon be honest. Tony Tony Blair style gravy train. That he'll be doing favors for shakes regards demeaning monarchy like that but probably more works in that swell. The thing is I think there are lots more respectful ways to make your money right now if an is a big if they content themselves to the lifestyle of your average these Toronto millionaire rather than your average Manhattan billionaire now if they want a massive court of massive staff at twelve bedroom houses cetera. They're going to struggle to earn that kind of money. Honestly and we have to start hawking royal goods around now. They can't be allowed to do that. The guy's got thirty million quid. Harry I I mean if I if you Katie where some thirty million quid needs say. Look hard you'd be able to pretty much any country you want to fund by the. It's like there's no reason to believe he couldn't be independent on the amount of money which is basically inherited is a pretty good starting point so so I think Prince Charles is right to say to him Harry by all means go go with her blessing. Just don't be hocking rounds royal this royal that and trying to live with millionaires budget billionaires James just briefly on security costs which is issue here. And there's clearly other questions about uh-huh funded but one of the issues is oatmeal. And the taxpayer pays the security of the Duchess of Sussex if they do do as they are planning to have at least they are going to do and behead that Meghan markle's currently approved Split their time half the ESPN in the country. Like America or or Canada that does significantly raise the cost of security. Do you have any indication of where Pretty Patel going into this as a row is going to send didn't an intensive what the tax payers should be paying so connor is simpler than the US because the the Queen is head of state in Canada. Too and the monarchy's very uncontroversial in Canada and this again if about a new approach if they were prepared to do quite longer for all events in Canada I mean getting the Canadians to pick up the cost of our security. Warren Canada would not be particularly controversial. I one of the challenges here. I ah I mean the security is the obvious. The obvious can cost is a right to identify. I mean there's secondly there is a political problem which is they talked in their statements about the progressive future that they want to in how political on where you're going to be and how tricky is gonNA come for not I'm just the UK..

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

04:33 min | 1 year ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"The unique situation Northern Ireland the legacy of the conflict there is a desire to avoid putting any Michael Infrastructure on the border which would be very practically challenging for people but also quite psychologically devastating since one of the main benefits of the Good Friday agreement been removing a lot of these checkpoints that were physically dividing the island in the Good Friday Agreement was the agreement broker the nineteen ninety s amongst the factions that ended what we call the troubles absolutely that was signed in April nineteen ninety eight and it did a number of things it ended up reducing the British military presence is got paramilitary groups to decommission their weapons it led to the removal of checkpoints on the border it established an assembly in Northern Ireland which enabled powersharing between the two communities and it really put to rest a lot of these identity questions because nationalists were able to feel secure in that they had a much great under say in policing and governance arrangements and the unionist community felt confident in the sense that the violence was ending and that there was not going to be a change in the constitution final status unless there was a referendum and so unfortunately what's happened with Brexit is it led to a resurgence of identity politics it has brought these constitution no questions back to the fore and has raised a lot of concern about what's going to end up happening with the border as a result of Brexit so what are the new a different policy ideas that are being talked about instead of a backstop for Northern Ireland so I had to remind listeners what the backstop was the e said hopefully we in the UK can address the border in discussions about what our future relationship looks like during the transition period so the expectation Sean is that once the UK leaves the EU there will be a transition period of fifteen months to years depending on what they decide during which time the UK will remain gene part of the EU rules and structures but will not have a say and so that will give people time to transition to the new arrangements and it will also let the UK and the EU decide what their future relationship looks like with the you said is if we are not able to reach that agreement or if we don't come up with mechanisms to address the border then we're going to have this backstop and the backstop said that all of the UK would remain in a customs union with the European Union and that additional single-market provision would apply Ryan goods and agricultural products crossing the border in Northern Ireland this was all an effort to try and minimize the need for customs checks on the border in Northern Ireland the initial suggestion had been that this backstop apply only to Northern Ireland itself but the DUP who was propping up as government did not want Northern Ireland to be tree differently from the rest of the UK and so the backstop was expanded to apply to the entire UK this created problems for hard line brexit tears who feared that they would get trapped in the EU customs union indefinitely and not be able to negotiate free trade agreements with countries like the United States and others so what we have now with that Boris renegotiated with the European Union is that the backstop was removed completely so the insurance policy is gone instead what we have is a mechanism a protocol for Northern Ireland that would take effect as soon as the transition period ended in it says several things one the entire the UK will leave the EU customs union however Northern Ireland will remain aligned with EU rules on systems union and on value added tax so you have a fairly complicated situation where in regulatory terms Northern Ireland is going to follow Mitt to number of EU single-market provision things like goods and agriculture there simply is no way around that there has to be some regulatory alignment there the complicated thing handle is on customs and it is in some way similar to what the Northern Ireland only version of the backstop had been which is that Northern Ireland remains in the a you customs area but is going to have to follow provisions of the EU customs area itself and so what that means is rather than checking goods on the Irish border in north South sense you will now check goods instead in an east west sense in the Irish Sea so goods that are moving from great Britain to Northern Ireland will have to be checked at that point instead but sounds like an administrative and regulatory challenge.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

The Brookings Cafeteria

03:42 min | 1 year ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Brookings Cafeteria

"Couple of weeks ago where Boris Johnson decided to prorogue parliament which is a fancy word for suspended parliament if you think about the American system essentially every two years we have elections and that resets things in Congress so legislation that was introduced that doesn't pass by the end of that term goes away and would need to be re introduced in the next session of Congress when they come back the UK's parliamentary system does not have that and so what you need to do periodically often once a year you're prorogue parliament for a short period of time you close parliament existing legislation goes away the queen comes in and makes a speech outlining her government's policy agenda similar to the State of the Union address in Washington and then parliament ends up voting on that and moving forward Boris Johnson took the unusual step I'm trying to prorogue parliament for five weeks which many saw as being very politically motivated to stop parliament from taking steps to stop a new deal brexit yeah parliament managed to pass the Ben Act that we were talking about earlier forcing the government to ask for this extension to the EU so they did not essentially achieve the aims in proroguing parliament but you're right that the supreme court in the UK ruled that Boris Johnson had unlawfully advised the queen to suspend into parliament in most cases this would be enough to get rid of the prime minister but he has managed to soldier on about a week ago parliament was prorogued for a very short period of time time the queen came and delivered a speech setting out Boris Johnson's agenda which he wanted to do since he's now replaced Theresa May and has his own agenda today Thursday the British parliament is expected to be voting on the Queen's speech to be voting on the legislative agenda that was laid out by Boris Johnson and there's questions about whether or not parliament is going to support this legislative agenda in part because they don't have the legislative majority that we were talking about in the past now normally if a parliament boats down a government speech that is essentially seen as a vote of no confidence in the government which could end up bringing the government down people are I'm not going to want to do that why all of these brexit debates are playing out we've also had a very unusual situation where Boris Johnson has essentially been goaded Jeremy Corbyn and the opposition into calling a vote of no confidence in him because that would be one way to trigger early elections but the opposition has not wanted to do that because they want to guarantee that there's not a no deal brexit before they moved to elections so yes there would be a mechanism to bring down the government at this vote of no-confidence but opposition parties have been resisting that while these brexit debates play out let's turn to Northern Ireland now it's been a sticking point in all kinds of of negotiations over the last year or so and you just recently testified to a house foreign affairs subcommittee on the issues regarding Northern Ireland. Can You I remind listeners what the backstop issue was that you referenced earlier so the biggest challenge for getting a brexit deal completed concerns the handling of the border in Northern Ireland so once the UK leaves the European Union it in theory would leave the customs union and the Single Market Northern Ireland will remain boarder is how you ensure that any goods that are crossing that border from Northern Ireland into Ireland comply with EU health and safety the end other regulations at the same time because of.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

The Economist: The Intelligence

08:29 min | 2 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on The Economist: The Intelligence

"This economists podcast is sponsored by linked in jobs. Hello and welcome to the intelligence on economists radio. I'm your host Jason Palmer every weekday. We provide a fresh perspective on the events shaping your world. A minority of South African people have steadied formal jobs too many, including a large fraction of the country's youth do piecemeal work or are unemployed altogether. We look at the efforts to bring the young into the workforce. And there's a lot of talk about public figures particularly candidates in America's upcoming presidential race speaking, multiple languages, what's with these polyglot politicians. But I. A funeral will be held today for a young journalist from Northern Ireland who was shot dead last week all for the loss of lira. Our hopes and dreams all of her Mazen potential with snuff type a single Barrick. Lira Mckee had been reporting on violent unrest in the city of Londonderry. We believe this to be a terrorist act. We believe it's been carved violent Republicans yesterday. A group called the new IRA took responsibility for the killing it even apologized. The incident was shocking reminder of the fragility of peace since the end of the Northern Ireland conflict known as the troubles. This was an attack on everybody in northern. It. Doesn't matter if you're Catholic or Protestant. British are this is an attack on democracy? The troubles began in the nineteen sixties and painted mostly Catholic Irish nationalists against the British army Northern Ireland police and mostly Protestant loyalists. For three decades violence and terror was a part of everyday life, the turmoil claimed more than three thousand five hundred lives, but in nineteen ninety eight the Good Friday agreement largely brought an end to the conflict today is about the promise of a bright future. Dave, and behold, a line can be drawn bloody past some low level violence continued, but this latest killing has fear and outrage. The funeral today of Larry Mckee is going to feel in many ways. Like, we'll most states occasion. Tom Wainwright is the economists Britain editor where expecting to see the Irish T show that the prime minister will say the president of island the secretary of the UK as well as low two local politicians from Nova Nyland, of course. And so it's going to feel like a big deal, and it really is a big deal in Northern Ireland. This kind of killing of innocent civilian in what seems to have been a terrorist attack something that really has shocked people. It's by no means the gnome since the peace agreements of twenty one years ago. This kind of thing is much less common than it used to be in people here really really shocked by what happened last week, and Tom what can you tell me about the group responsible for misbehaves death, new IRA and its relation to the other groups with IRA in the name, it's it's a bit confusing. Picture it is it really isn't. I think to understand that you've got to go back to the Good Friday agreement of nineteen ninety eight and. What happened? There was that the IRA and most Republicans agreed to end any kind of struggle and take their fight for the United Ireland to the debating chamber of the streets. But at the time there was some Republicans who disagreed with that to this represented, a capitulation, and these guys who are now widely noted dissident Republicans have continued that struggle on a fairly low level. But nonetheless, they are security worry five the security agency raised the threat in Northern Ireland is severe they have continued trying to police officers, for instance. And so why do the new IRA kill Lear mckie? Well, she seems to have been killed by stray bullets. She was watching a riot taking place in the city of Londonderry Derry as it's known to Republicans, and she was watching from next to police come and she was shot in the head and later died, and this riot was kicked off really after police had been raiding homes in the area shortly beforehand seems that they were concerned on the. The Easter rising some local Republicans might be out to coast trouble. And seems that some cycle dissident Republicans is this as a excuse to get that people on the streets and co some trouble and the new IRA said it was an accident and apologized there's some significance to that. Right. There. Is yet seems that they really feel as if that on the back photo of this that agreed which has said, the it's propensity is violence to said that the Republican coups, but they seem to be well aware that locally these kinds of acts of violence in which older NRI innocent civilians killed or injured go down extremely badly and really risk setting that goes back, and we've seen evidence of this already in dairy, the headquarters of a local political party, which is supported by the IRA people being smearing red painted handprints on their offices a form of protest and lately various Republican murals have been graffiti as well by people saying things like not in my name. Name. And so they think realize that this could set them back in a big way. Police also reporting that moving one hundred people have sent them with information about the killing and in a city like Derry, that's really unusual. This is not a place where people have historically been happy to talk to the police about Republican activists. So we could be seeing Quanta change. So do you get the sense from all that then that there is just simply less tolerance for the kind of violence that was so common during the troubles. I think that's right. I think since the Good Friday agreement which was almost exactly twenty one years ago. Many people in Northern Ireland of come to see the peace that's being achieved is enormously valuable, and the idea of going back to that is something that really worries a lot of people. And I think most observers thing that the chances of returns to scale violence, very slim, but any sign that violences on the rise is obviously a worry, especially at the moment with Brexit going on which is causing all kinds of problems for Northern Ireland. We've also got the problem of the Northern Ireland assembly having been suspended now for more than two years. So there's a feeling Northern Ireland is inevitable position so events like this do concern a lot of people that people worry that things are being destabilized that, but you mentioned Briggs in in passing there. Do you think that all the negotiations and the degree to which Northern Ireland has been such a lynchpin of the negotiations has sort of reignited tensions? It's certainly reignited tensions. Yeah. We haven't yet seen a big kicking off of large scale violence or anything like that. But tensions absolutely have been heightened. And it's not surprising because the peace deal made back in nineteen ninety eight really hinged in many ways on the UK an island shed membership of the European Union that help to enable these countries to have a border, which is not just open. But invisible, I mean, if you go there and drive between Northern Ireland and their public of island, you can do so without even realizing that you've crossed the Boda, and of course, membership of the EU means the two countries of members of the single. Markets, and so no customs checks needed and since nineteen ninety eight people know of Nyland being able to choose whether they take Irish or UK possibles in many ways, they've been allowed to feel as if they are either Irish Oprah show oath if they want and so the UK now leaving the European Union really will subject that to strain. And it's clearly pulling the UK an island upon a way that nobody on typically to twenty one years ago and many people particularly in the Republican community. Most of them voted to remain, by the way, think that Britain is in some way reneging on agreements that were made or hinted that twenty years ago, so it is a time of heightened tension. Yes. Tom. Thank you very much for joining us. Thank you. 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"northern ireland" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

Travel with Rick Steves

10:46 min | 2 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Travel with Rick Steves

"Hey. Hey, ben. Lod come about her high k van. The bay. Ben. Scene. Scene on. Far. Behind for did see a hand hand. I my on. But I met the day homeland the. Young. K. He had been. Then, you know. Say van. Let's see. Oh, okay. Jim, Malcolm, thank you for taking us to Scotland. I wanna get another plane goes for leave the big city. Find myself in a little town. Get an is local beer and enjoy some traditional Scottish folk music. Thanks again. You're very welcome. We look at what it means to be from Northern Ireland. That's next on travel with Ricky. Nearly a hundred years ago in nineteen twenty one Ireland was partitioned mostly independent Republic with the northern part remaining a part of the United Kingdom. The Republic was mostly Catholic in the north was mostly Protestant. But it's more complicated than that the violence that Northern Ireland experienced during the days of the troubles. Are thankfully, a thing of the past. A lot has changed since then, but Northern Ireland remains a place where I can still be at the heart of so much of daily life and the Brexit negotiations to remove the United Kingdom from the European Union are adding another layer of complexity there to help better understand Northern Ireland. We're joined by Suzy Miller who identifies with the British and Protestant identity. Northern Ireland Suzy lives in Belfast, and we're also joined by Stephen mcph, Ella me who raised in a Catholic family in Derry in Northern Ireland. Stephen currently makes his home in the Republic in Dingle. But his heritage is in the north. From dairy, Stephen enthusi-. Thanks for joining us. Suzy? There's so much more to Ireland than shamrocks priests, and Guinness, and of course, your family's from the north. And it's a different heritage describe the heritage of Protestant family from alster Protestant families from Elster would tanned to have come from Scottish or north of England stock they might have come pretty recently or they might date right back to the Ulster plantation from the sixteen hundreds. This was a concentrated movement of people into what was seen as a rebellious part of the British empire to try and come things done. And so a lot of their descendants are still a rind of characteristics. Well, I don't know. I think we got a bit of a bad route. We tend to be saying as rather serious not like to spend too much money keeping things to ourselves a little bit uptight. And sure, yeah. Maybe a few those traits could be seen within our psyche. But at the same time. Time where a very self effacing humor driven people. I think we'd like to do ourselves dine we don't like to see anybody get above themselves. We'll as we say the feet from under them, if they get ideas of their station. It's a very very complex identity on of course, it's different for everybody. You know, you count apply. One set of stereotypes across the board. I can only really speak for myself, I suppose, but that is interesting five centuries ago. Basically London was having trouble with Ireland and sent over good loyalist folk who wanted some cheap land and opportunity, and they probably subsidized and give them an incentive to go over there and become settlers in what was Catholic in trouble causing island and now five centuries later. Good people with both heritage are living together. Well, yes, the plantation. It's interesting because it happened at the time that Virginia was being settled. So you have the same solution apply. Two two different problems across the Atlantic and King James at the time. He thought this would be a great way of getting his loyal supporters in an area that was causing him trouble. If you signed up, you got so much acreage of land you had to build so many Heise's on it brings so many other families with you on promised to maintain and make this land are -able, which is what happens on lead to a lot of wealth in that area. Made a very attractive place to go as we go down through the centuries than you see this little corner of our Lund's becoming industrial before the rest of the island of Ireland on that was due to the wars more wealth Arinze, the discovery of turning flax into linen on the money that that broaden, and then all these industry started burgeoning Ryan that so by the middle of the eighteenth century, you've got a very very different landscape in the northeast corner of the island in the middle of the seventeen hundreds then well, really industrialize ation only came in about the eighteen twenty s. Basically in that period one hundred and fifty years ago two hundred years ago, we've got industrialization hitting like mad and Belfast becomes quite a powerful city linen and shipbuilding linen. And shipbuilding side by side on a lot of trades feeding into those finders and factories. So a huge population explosion in Belfast time. Stephen mcphillips know, your family is Catholic family in the north. What are the different Northern Irish identities today is that big of a deal people got and beyond that or is it woven into the DNA of everybody. You're always going to be from a Catholic plan and Suzy's always going to be from a Protestant clan. Even if you don't even go to church. Yeah. My people were the troublemakers. You see? So we were the the problem that got dealt with. And it's just such a sensitive issue. Even like Susan myself. Our good friends, we'll always have to just be careful around each other. What we say, and we probably would say different things than privately to our own tribes. But as I travel the world more just fascinates me that back in this little corner of. Airland? There's two tribes that most people in the rest of the world would think are practically the same. But we think were comprehensively different. You know, so Mike clan. We're open the north when when maybe Suzanne sisters came over. So it's very similar to what happened in Jamestown Virginia. But also similar in the way that reservations were set up. So all the good land was taken off the Catholic chieftains and given to the Protestant settlers when they came over vegetation. She mean American Indian reservation yet so map was drawn of Ulster. You can see this map. And it says good land here Goodland here. Scott settlers hearing the settlers here. And then the big bog land. That says a reserved for the natives, you know. Whoa. Sooner. This is so interesting everywhere in your travels, you realize oh, why is the ghetto in Rome right in this little bend in the river. 'cause that's where it used to flood. It was the worst land. It was lend nobody wanted. You've got situations in any city down wind from the tannery would be the poor people and they'd have to deal with the smell. Yeah. And that's not to say that every Protestants northern animals rich because of course, they warned. But just traditionally the land of the Catholics were generally Perot, a not not very productive. It wasn't very good land. So today, my family, we would all dentis Irish are our loyalty would be to Dublin if someone said if you come into my neighborhood and say to a kid, what's the capital of your country. They would automate say Dublin, but you go across the river to a Protestant neighborhood. And you say what's the capital of your country? They would most likely say London, you know. Okay. But flying from the city hall would be the Union Jack and a flag of Israel. And then you go into the union house or something like that. And there'd be an Irish flag and flag of the Palestinians, Susie. Have you noticed that in Northern Ireland? Oh flags northern island such flex a confederate flag inefficient chip shop an American confederate flag. Like, you know. Yes. Yes. Nine efficient ship shop in Northern Ireland with the flags. Okay. So the first. Is that we're trying to get away from a lot in the new shared future that Northern Ireland has embraced over the past twenty years flags have become a contentious issue. So a lot of public buildings for example. Belfast city hall does not fly a flag, unless it's a particular occasion. Like the queen's birthday or something like that gone. Yes. Well, yes. Although it wasn't Greece's with the best of what's the word. I'm looking for wasn't embraced by the rank and file it. Well from a particular section of hardline Protestant unionists when those flags were taken on. Yes. It was it was not a good move. However as time has gone on people have got used to that. But yes, there is this affiliation. Amongst the two tribes. One will fly the flag of Israel and the other will fly the flag of be. I'll be what I mean is it because of settlers it's. It's it's exactly what it is on. I guess the same with the confederate flag among some. It's not really good or bad people you've inherited a complicated situation. And right now, you've got what we're the angry indigenous people that you put on reservations for one hundred years ago today, you're trying to live together. Yes. You know, you can understand high. Some of those garages are maintained from four hundred years back. You know, it wasn't the best idea to have this imperial country marching in and taking over, but you know, Britain, did it everywhere. It's not just an Ireland our guest right now on travel with Rick steves or Stephen mcfeely and Suzy Miller Suzy provides themed tours of her home city of Belfast around the shipbuilding of the Titanic, even ones guesthouse and Dingle in the southwest of the Republic of they're sharing their views on what it means to be from Northern Ireland from both Catholic and Protestant background, you'll find links to our guests with

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"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

02:21 min | 3 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics

"Party which is actually enabling you to have a majority in the house of commons and almost nothing that happens at the moment makes the government's position easier and this is a sort of unpredictable you know no known in a way that's come to complicate matters further for them we'll warm big wave making it a big issue awkward if there was a referendum and obviously we love referendums at the f t and the idea of having another one north border issue would mirror what happened in the republic of ireland you see any chance of that happening and how do you think it would go if there was to be on this which way would go to even more difficult to imagine a referendum on this topic in the absence of a devolved administration i think that would be something that would be i don't think it sit well with the effort that has been underway to try and put the parties back together again that is proving immensely difficult the whole thing is made more complicated by brexit you had a majority in northern ireland to remain in the eu nova saturday the fact that the dp was on the pro leave side and at this point i'm not sure that a referendum northern on this question however that might be broiled about would serve to improve the process of getting the devolved administration back together again wouldn't be cast if we didn't talk about bikes at very briefly here west sort of incomplete is at the moment on the brexit question and the latest proposal we've heard and it's all about island as well at the moment a no progress is being made because nobody's willing to budge no one's really into complement and we heard from david davis this week of eight max factor to the own union proved maximum facilitation solution which essentially would include a ten mile almost like a no goes on on a safe zone between the two areas to basically make sure and smooth out those customs chefs there's nothing actually on diverse border in the whole thing does seem to be getting more fantastic as goes along the idea that you would have to board as you have a ball of northern ireland and this is an border with the republic of ireland the whole thing just seems if commit with more and.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics

FT Politics

02:02 min | 3 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on FT Politics

"As you say it's very tricky for mrs may she's got a lot of very prominent women in her own senior conservative ranks now campaigning for change but she's got the devolved administration in northern ireland still not up and running again and it would be politically very bad form to try and then start imposing social change in legal change from westminster in the absence of a default administration installment because you know legal issues and indeed health issues on devolved so it's a really tricky one for mrs may also because it means that she sort of under attack from her own side on the quality of her feminism which considering she's only the second female prime minister of the uk is pretty tough on her i think absolutely and i think that the reason that people want to try and get this done from westminster as to try and get round the fact there is no devolve administration but west sort of in this weird period at the moment author where the negotiations to bring back the pouch agreement of collapsed again it's now being eighteen months since that was a devolved administration yet neither side particularly keno eager to get back around the negotiating table gnaws westminster viking to enact food directory i west minster would rule directly from the house of commons because they think that will make it even harder to bring back a devolved administrations essentially nothing's happening at the moment in northern ireland i think you're right i think what's interesting in terms of the northern ireland politics of this situation is that the two dominant parties that's the dup which is probably treasa may and westminster and shin fain which is the irish republican nationalist party those parties have been divided over questions on the staff of the irish language over questions around the treatments of the legacy of the past troubles in northern ireland and also over gay marriage and also indeed over brexit and i think what happened in the last week is that you now have a new division emerging over the.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:37 min | 4 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Or alternatively we could harden up the border between the northern ireland and great britain that's the safe ferries crossing into wales or scotland all england would have to have much tougher controls on people movement on goods movement as well but that would be deeply and bitterly resented by the unionist community because they would see that is creating the first step in a slippery slope down toward some kind of special relationship with the irish republican they oppose so whichever way you look at this it is not overseas how you're going to solve it then it is very serious it is one of few things in this wider brexit debase that it feels like everyone is actually agreed upon the need to avoid a hard border and it is one of those priorities set out in the negotiations that i mean how high on the list of priorities do you really feel that it is because there are many cynics say and perhaps unfairly so in your own case but that london does not really care or what happens in ireland well i have said that london and dublin have taken their eye off the ball on the good friday process and we are now of course had the assembly endless health government structures suspended for six months it's very damaging the time when the welsh government is expressing its view the scottish government is expressing its view there is no government of a directly elected character in northern ireland to express its view about briggs but but beyond this are they could raises the whole.

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"northern ireland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

Monocle 24: The Briefing

01:55 min | 4 years ago

"northern ireland" Discussed on Monocle 24: The Briefing

"Well if there is i haven't heard what it is a nor has the former ars tshirt prime minister bertie ahern who negotiated with tony blair the good friday agreement and when i was secretary state in 2007 he and tony blair work with me and others to conclude that agreement with the powersharing selfgovernment that existed has existed since may two thousand seven is now suspended nobody can tell me and nobody can tell others who know about the situation what it would be norway of clauses in the single market it is proposed by tereza maize government that we leave the single market i think that's a catastrophic decision for british jobs and prosperity but putting up to one side in northern ireland northern ireland's never beaten outside the european union except when the republic of ireland was we join together and now we plan it seems to leave unilaterally and that creates all sorts of problems yes people do talk about 'electronic monitoring bar codes and so on but the truth is if you want to seal your external border and the moment that external border to the european union is with france the british frontier with the continent of europe is actually in kelly our immigration offices are passport controls operate the very convenient for britain otherwise we'd get hold of potentially illegal migrants on the ferries hitting for britain and then that have to be processed with all the same consequences that we've seen the people of color a n for the migrants themselves in dover so you get all these sort of situations arising another option would be for the irish themselves to affect of lee establish a hard a border across their ports and airports on behalf of northern ireland.

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