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Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Prime Minister's Questions
"What might be the reason Yes, we think about that a lot, And clearly there are things that we do is we get along to keep learning from what's going on in regular contact with many international partners, Chris, which is set for it's very difficult to know exactly where we stand. At the moment. It's clear that the outcome is not being good in the UK we could be absolutely clear about that. Sir Patrick Balance England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland all entered locked down together in March. There was much talk of our four nations approach, but with different parties in charge of the lock down rules in the four different nations, the UK began to look like a federal state. Some of the issues were familiar. Wherever you live in Scotland, more people died from the virus and care homes than in hospitals. Mistakes were made at the start, and they have led to the excess. Deaths We see today, Westminster in light of the tragedy in cutting stone and others. Do you agree that when it comes to testing and care homes, that by any standards, this is a failure. A new and I don't. I mean, I'm not even speaking his first minister here, I'm speaking as a human being. I deeply regret every single day from this virus, and I think all of us in that position, but I don't know. And I said, I think the very first time Chamber and talked about what we were dealing with. I said that mistakes would be meat. I said I would meet misleads the government would make mistakes. We're dealing with an unprecedented situation. And I am sure that is the case. That is no Idea. That's probably why I never goes right now what I do in question myself. I don't agonize over the decisions were taken to make sure that we're learning as we go and we're getting these decisions is possible. And I suspect everybody hope everybody in a leadership position at the world over right now is going through that same processes on Nikola Sturgeon turned that questioning approach to her counterpart in Downing Street. And when so much is at stake as it is right now, we can't allow ourselves to be dragged along in the week off another governments to be quite frank about it shambolic decisionmaking process as the pressure grew to lift the lock down in Northern Ireland, the Democratic Unionist first minister on the Shin Fein, deputy First minister gave a red joint statement that storm as of today, we remained subject to restrictions, which no one wants to last a day longer than is absolutely necessary. These air measures we would not contemplate in normal times. We know that they're having a significant effect on people's ability to live their lives the way they we want. We're appealing to the public to place to be patient. We understand that you want your family to visit and socialize with your friends on your families to give your grandchildren The differences between the four countries were most apparent is the lock down was lifted with Scotland and Wales more cautious than the UK government in England. Careful approach in terms of the easing of restrictions has served well in many ways, But, you know, I think risk treading the line between being too cautious on being too slow on this issue. Why is will's lagging behind consume? Many other countries have acted so decisive? This is the BBC's review of the British parliaments. Recent session just reject the language of lagging behind. We are doing the things that are right for ways that does not mean following anybody else just because they have done something that we have decided not to do. Mark Drakeford, Westminster on the U. K's other parliament's continue to adjust to the new normal Select committees carried on largely virtually with some Unusual cameos on the BBC are also now racing this Why are you doing this? The hybrid Parliament still allowed MPs and here's to contribute from their home that office or wherever they happen to be. I wonder if I might ask my noble friend what engagement she has had with the devolved administrations regarding any participation and any future skim. I'm.
Irish general election: Who is Mary Lou McDonald?
"It is easy to overlook. This past February, when citizens of the Republic of Ireland voted in a general election. They voted in unprecedented numbers fishing fine. The party long known as the political wing of the IRA from one, thousand, nine, hundred, three until two, thousand, Eighteen, Shin Feigns President was Gerry. Adams also a long serving senior. IRA commander notwithstanding his long maintained fiction that he was never even a member of the organization shouldn't find will lead into February's election by a new president. Mary. Lou McDonald. This week's guest on the foreign desk. Mary Lou McDonald is also a new kind of Xinfang president having had no involvement with the IRA and hailing from the Republic of Ireland rather than Northern Ireland or as she and other. Irish Republicans prefer to call it the north of Ireland while McDonald clearly represented enough of a break with the IRA to reassure Irish voters who gave Shin finey largest tally of first preference votes. It was not enough to reassure Ireland's of the political parties. The establishment rivals of fina foil and Finna Gale agreed an unprecedented coalition to keep Shin Fain out of government and thereby confine McDonald's ambitions for the moment at least two leading the
Fresh update on "northern ireland" discussed on Prime Minister's Questions
"100,000 fewer Children absolute, probably 505 100,000 Children. Falling off the cliff. Thresholds of low income on DH material deprivation. This government casinos is massively increasing universal seven course the neediest families in our country boys, Johnson reckoned it was the labour leader who kept changing his mind on key issues away from Westminster after a three year deadlocked government was finally restored to Northern Ireland. Storm wants power sharing coalition led by the hand. Collapse in January 2017 initially over a green energy row. A deal was brokered by Julian Smith on the Irish Foreign Minister Simon coach. It was a short lived triumph for the Northern Ireland secretary As five weeks later, he was fired in Boris Johnson reshuffle. The initial meeting of the Northern Ireland Assembly appointed the UPS. Arlene Foster is first minister and shouldn't feigns Michelle O'Neill as her deputy members of the Scottish Parliament voted 64. Before for a new referendum and Scottish independence. The first minister wants to hold the pole this year. But for that to happen, the Prime Minister Boris Johnson has to agree something he's rejected. At Hollywood. Nicholas didn't set out her case today. I'm asking Parliament to endorse a basic but fundamental principle the principle that Scotland's future should be decided not by politicians at Westminster. You haven't won a general election Scotland since the 19 fifties, but instead by all of Was who live here on Coal, Scotland home. Let's be upfront about why we are here today. It's not because the first minister thinks she's going to hold a referendum this year. She knows that's not going to happen. The reason we've been called here today is because she needs to convince the yes movement behind her. And beyond that something is happening that if something isn't actually happening, don't worry. It'll be happening soon. What must be understood in this parliament in this debate this afternoon is that the People of Scotland do not want another independence referendum anytime soon. We need to move on. We need to unite the country. We need to tackle the challenges that we all face, and if we do that, we'll have a better Scotland better United Kingdom There were muted celebrations when the National Assembly for Whales officially changed its title to Senate Come. Marie, the Welsh Parliament, the fix the elected members now known as members of the Senate, or a message or It is estimated the new name will cost around £290,000 over five years. The change wasn't just cosmetic loathe law that brought it in also load of voting age for self elections from 18 to 16 elections. At whatever age weren't the answer for 100,000 anti racism demonstrators who took to the streets across the UK following the death of African American George Floyd killed by U S place, one of the biggest gathering Wass in London where the met, police said after mainly peaceful protests, officers face entirely unacceptable scenes of violence and disorder. 27 police officers were injured..
John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, has died at 83
"Who won the Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in his date of Northern Island, has died at the age of 83. His family says he has suffered ill health for a number of years. BBC News Ireland correspondent Emma very has more here in Northern Ireland. He's very much thought off as a hero of the peace process somebody without whom that good Friday agreement just may no have come together in the way that it did. He was always a continual advocate of peace. He always criticized the violence of the IRA. Right through the darkest days of Northern Ireland and managed him incredible achievements to bring people together. Under the most difficult of circumstances, global chairs are
John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, has died at 83
"John Hume, The political leader who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping bring Peace to Northern Ireland, has died at 83. He passed away early today at a nursing home in Londonderry. Hume was one of Northern Ireland's best known politicians for more than 30 years and played a major role in the peace talks. That led to the Good Friday agreement in 1998 for use radio News. I'm Chris
John Hume, who worked to end N. Ireland violence, dies at 83
"Politician John Hume who won the Nobel Peace Prize the look to environments he's native Northern Ireland has died at eighty three the Catholic leader of the moderate social democratic and Labour Party who was seen as the principal architect behind the peace agreement he shared the prize with Protestant lawmaker David Trimble the civil rights leader who joined the northern Irish civil rights movement in the nineteen sixties him soul nationalism as a declining force he said the solution to almonds problems will not be found on the basis of victory for either but on the basis of agreement a partnership between both Charles Taylor this month London
Irish national convicted in police station bombing deported
"Convicted of bombing The police station in Ireland in the 19 nineties has been deported from Boston, U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Darcy McManamon. Was deported July 20th after a Boston immigration judge denied his request to remain in the country, The agency says McMenamin was a member of the Irish Republican Army who had been sentenced to eight years in prison for tips before participating in 1993 Police station bombing in Northern Ireland. War on these
Jean Kennedy Smith, JFK's last surviving sibling, has died
"Jean Kennedy Smith has died she was the last surviving sibling of president John F. Kennedy she also was the U. S. ambassador who played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland Jean Kennedy Smith was ninety two years old she was the eighth of nine children born to Joseph and rose
Jean Kennedy Smith Dies at 92; Helped Forge Peace in Northern Ireland
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Dominic Cummings fuels British anger after flouting lockdown
"British British prime prime minister minister Boris Boris Johnson Johnson will will try try to to refocus refocus attention attention on on his his government's government's handling handling of of the the corona corona virus virus pandemic pandemic of of the the three three days days dominated dominated by by the the conduct conduct of of his his closest closest adviser adviser Dominic Dominic Cummings Cummings Mr Mr Johnson Johnson said said he he understood understood the the confusion confusion and and anger anger some some folks folks have have a a Mister Mister Cummings Cummings decision decision to to drive drive his his family family hundreds hundreds of of kilometers kilometers in in search search of of childcare childcare well well the the government's government's was was instructing instructing people people to to stay stay at at home home no no Dixon Dixon the the head head of of the the National National Health Health Service Service consideration consideration in in England England Wales Wales and and Northern Northern Ireland Ireland said said his his members members were were frustrated frustrated by by the the controversy controversy there's there's certainly certainly concern concern among among our our members members health health leaders leaders that that it it it it could could be be damaged damaged off off and and public public confidence confidence in in official official guidance guidance and and you you can't can't say say too too often often that that the the guidance guidance has has actually actually saved saved thousands thousands of of lives lives and and I I think think if if we we look look forward forward over over the the next next few few weeks weeks out out following following that that guidance guidance is is going going to to be be as as vital vital as as ever
Outrage Grows Over Boris Johnson Aide's 260-Mile Trip During Lockdown
"The British prime minister Boris Johnson will try to refocus attention on his government's handling of the corona virus pandemic of the three days dominated by the conduct of his closest adviser Dominic Cummings Mr Johnson said he understood the confusion and anger some folks have a Mister Cummings decision to drive his family hundreds of kilometers in search of childcare well the government's was instructing people to stay at home no Dixon the head of the National Health Service consideration in England Wales and Northern Ireland said his members were frustrated by the controversy there's certainly concern among our members health leaders that it it could be damaged off and public confidence in official guidance and you can't say too often that the guidance has actually saved thousands of lives and I think if we look forward over the next few weeks out following that guidance is going to be as vital as
Boris Johnson announces phased reopening plan for England; other UK leaders disagree
"Else British prime minister Boris Johnson has changed course by outlining a roadmap for Britain to start opening back up but leaders in the rest of the United Kingdom say not so fast in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland the word is still stay put at home Frank Langfitt reports from London you can lock down on March twenty third as part of the loosening Johnson said people in England will be allowed to exercise outdoors as much as they like those who can't work from home should now go to work as long as the social distance that includes factory and construction workers and the prime minister also said elementary schools and shops could begin to re open as early as June first Johnson signaled that the damage to the British economy which analysts say is heading into it historic recession figured in his thinking we must stay alert we must continue to control the virus and save lives and you must also recognize this campaign against the viruses come at colossal cost to our way of life we can see all around us in the shuttered shops and abandoned businesses and docking pubs and restaurants Johnson emphasized that the government will loosen step by step closely monitoring the virus to avoid a second spike all right if there are problems we will not hesitate to put on the brakes we've been through the initial peak but it's coming down the mountain that is often more dangerous in a striking split leaders in the rest of the country rejected Johnson's changing message and continue to urge people in their jurisdictions to stay home the UK government agreed not to advertise its new guidelines in Scotland where the virus transmission rate is higher Nicolas sturgeon Scotland's first minister said Johnson's new message stay alert control the virus save lives was vague and could put people at risk we mustn't squander progress by easing up too soon or by sending mixed messages that result in people thinking that's it Katie ease up no you let me be very blunt about the consequences if we we have to do that people will die unnecessarily you can government will publish a fifty page document today detailing the new guidelines Johnson has been pilloried for his administration's handling of the crisis many critics say the government moved too slowly to lock down fail to develop crucial testing capacity fumbled providing protective gear to health care workers and now has the highest number of deaths in Europe well over thirty
Patrick's Coming Out Story
"Come out to hear from Patrick who's now a successful Mike artist but he got relentlessly bullied for being gay or growing up in Northern Ireland. I identify as male And I I have an interesting journey with my gender I think because I started doing drag or Soy's drag when I was about fifteen stain kind of progressed. I moved to Manchester when I was eighteen on. I pretty much was wearing full. Face to makeup wakes clothes everything every single day. I think I am used to chester. Oh God I can do this. I'm free to to wear as much as I want. And where did you come from that? You can wear what you want. I grew up in Northern Ireland so I could and I did wanted by think I was always trying to be little bit. Respectful of my parents particularly my mom because she was a little bit uncomfortable at the time about me wearing makeup and bought me wearing weeks and and looking of the Yes. I moved to Manchester and it all sort of exploded e kind of all sort of mixed together. It wasn't really drag. I've never really done to the performances. I tried failed dressing. Dressing up was dressing up and still is for me now and I kind of stopped doing it for a very long time as my career is make posits kicked off. I didn't really have any time. I think there's a good three or four years where I didn't put any makeup on at all but now I'm at a point where I wouldn't even know what it's called I. I'm a man who is gay who likes to wear addresses woman. Sometimes but I don't see myself as a drag queen but juicy self is somewhere on the sort of gender fluid spectrum may be I guess so by just don't feel like home fits with me if you turn because everyone likes putting terms things. These days I would say gender fluid would be appropriate up you would prefer gender. Fluid suspended male. I don't really care. That's the thing that when people these conversations like I think about a lot but I don't ever think about all. This is the term that identify with the most. I'm just I'm just. I'm Patrick and some does I like to lady some days. I looked like a man. Will you go out shopping or go out and make you might just as woman? No I'm on? I think that's probably why the the line is in a sense. I'm why wouldn't see myself as being gender fluid for me? Gender fluidity is someone who I probably would have been more like eight nine years ago when I would go out house with makeup on and with silly outfits on in fact my what am I. University lecturer actually brought me into her office. University and asked me should be cool. You anything different remain is that do we give you a different name? Which would like different pronoun or anything? I thought no and I thought what she questions to ask my. I'm just wearing these clothes. I didn't understand why. Why did he was different? But looking back then I was definitely much more gender fluid whereas these days it's more just address up that's quite progressive really to serve. She was a lovely woman. What's your pronouns? So it's the right way about. Isn't it to actually ask the pers- yeah definitely definitely? I really appreciate. That looking back was a lovely thing of Helen. Do well done Helen so looking back. Can you remember the first time that you may be questioned your sexuality then to know why I think I always questioned bisexuality? Once I knew what sexuality was I knew I didn't fit into the normal. I remember having imaginary friends as really young boy and I always wanted them to be boys. I always wanted to be called Tom. Which is really weird because if my flatmate listen to this my flatmates called so I don't want him to think I have a thing for the boy called Tom. I always want to hug them. I always wanted them to be close. I remember it being because they were boys. We have family video of me when I was a kid. Really really young and our next door neighbor. Child I'm running around child's Charles like calling out for him because I was probably obsessed with and then I think I grew up and I realized what sexuality was. It was like. This is always something that I've thought I've always been attracted to boys and also the messages we getting about people that were male light boys of your school in. Belfast was yes I went to school. It's an all boys grammar. School in Belfast. Very up at south one of these kind of really wheaties for school. Everything around may was telling me that everything that I was into everything I was interested was wrong messages. Where you're hearing. I think proved very young age. I was always some other was like the victim of bullying in a sense. A growing up in Northern Ireland with a British accent With Army family and Camp. So you you were bullied for being English Bison Primary School it was always English and getting a degree because of my accents and then when I went to secondary school turned into A. You're you're gay. Boy Gameboy busted. Dumbo buster bums. The walls was always a catchphrase. That was said when people woods when I would walk down there the corridor. And how old were you I mean throughout secondary school. So from twelve onwards funny because I came out and primary school do yes. It is well. This is an early one. I asked boy to be my boyfriend in Palm. He's GonNa last year of Primary School. I come into how all that would have. Been eleven eleven. The education system is a little bit different Nolan. I think he leave a year or something later. I can't really remember that I recalled. I was very good friends with him and I found him. I won't spend my boyfriend so I asked him. I remember what he said. I gotcha I gave them a note. I remember I remember sort of slipping him tonight. What he boyfriend but I recall what happened after that however I do recall giving him a phone call after school to talk to him because we would every night and his mom picks up the phone and I said speech Cowan please. Is this Patrick. So yes said well. I've heard about this. Fancying thing the what Jamaican and she said. I need to stop disgusting for how this is coming from light. This boy's mum and this is probably one of the youngest coming has gazed. I've heard you were ten or eleven. You try to get a boyfriend boyfriend then. The mother intervene jess and that was kind of that was that because I I remember being on the phone. Remember sitting on my mom's bad being on the phone shutting down the phone. That may be thinking. Oh this is wrong because I didn't really think anything wrong. I guess at the time apartments quite just wants to boyfriend but he obviously thought something wrong with it because he went straight out his mother. I so God what happened with the friendship. I mean that was the end of primary school more or less. Oh I can't quite recall whether or not we stayed friends. We probably did stay friends but when I went to different school you know secondary school so I didn't speak to him again and then there was one boy from my primary school went to grammar school with mate and I remember saying. Don't tell anyone like about the stuff that was kind of kept hush hush and then he's not telling people but don't but not until like our second year of secondary school and then everything's coming out and then I saw his playing to little bit. Once I came to terms with my sexuality and I was afraid of. I think I've sort of jumped straight into it in the sense that I had a boyfriend. I think had my first boyfriend when I was fourteen. Thirteen fourteen and he lived around the corner from my house. So we get the school bus with each other so you did you ever have any girlfriends it right into the boys in primary school. I have so many girlfriends yoga. Yeah in fact. I really love laser device. Full circle moment recently. That my my my main girlfriend primary school I have makeup for recently mostly. Nice but they would just like playing Casey chases and primary school and yeah. It's a secondary school and I had my first boyfriend when I was about fourteen and the dramas about cost because I actually joined the cadet force and my my secondary school And he was one of the one of the sergeants and he was older he must have been bus eighteen when I was about fourteen to. Everybody obviously found out about what was that reaction. Then if they like previously recalling Ubembe boy and abusing you because you are and then they found that you actually had a boyfriend in school and the school in the catas- when I think about those that are times I think buckle news stories. You know. It wasn't all that bad. I got grief everybody. Everybody has something to say. I was ostracized from everybody apart from my very very close knit friends. But I didn't ever quite lucky in a sense I never have enough. I didn't get that much abuse a on me although to be ostracized by the majority of your school colleagues. It's got to be very alienating. Very lonely place to be as well. I think actually is probably the most difficult people some of the teachers to accept or not so. I remember one of my house shooter. Whoever he was obviously being be is to shave my eyebrows off and draw them on again. Of course course I getting a lot of people about and he looks at you. You're not really helping yourself are you. And that was his way of dealing with them. Just GonNa Suck my teeth now just very much that I think about. There's so many stories from my school The head of pastoral care at my school he told my best friend. My best friend was crazy like a piece of artwork and included a picture of the two of us in makeup and to be pulled birth bus into into the school officer. Talk about the fact that we harangue makeup in this picture and he's holding my friend Anton. The Envy's children turned out to be. He gave that he would assign them not the head of Pastoral Care School. Well he's in the wrong job. I know awful. Man Said no support tool then from anyone in terms of authority figures. Yeah but I think very much. My my school wasn't a great place to be gay and with what was this. The nineties noughties The northeast expansively. Brezler not a Northern Ireland so back in in the way I mean. They've only just got marriage. Equality abortion right. Yeah exactly Hallelujah. Thank God but they're so backward. I think of my Johnny was coming out with a little bit easier than of my friends because my family are English. Not to say the Ron. Lots of very supportive very open Irish people because of course there are but I guess my family went as religious especially my dad and I didn't really have thought that traumatic past of of living in Northern Ireland. So what stage did you come out to your parents. Bearing in mind the trying to get boyfriend at the age of ten in progress and then got one by fourteen. I'm guessing he came out quite early to them you well. I came out to my Mama earlier. My Dad moved away to Luxembourg when I was about twelve. I think he moved off work. So this basically he. He wasn't really on the on the scene so I think I was about sixteen came onto him by counts. My Mum probably about twelve thirteen and it was a conversation again. Sat on the same bad. I phoned Calgary from. I couldn't say the words I remember trying to say. I think I'm gay and not being able to say gay and saying I I tell you but I caught sight yet and Saying oh I don't know and then going through listen different questions than eventually. We got to that. She's like Oh you gay. Yes yes let's sets and okay right. I think you're a bit young. So maybe we'll have this conversation when you're older okay. So then every now and then it was a diesel thinking guy and that was. That was pretty much for my mom. I mean my mom was always quite supportive. It's my my older sister is guy I was. My sister had the real hard time coming out so I could. So she came out. I know she came out later. I came up so see is five years older than me. Okay I think she was about nineteen twenty when she came out and it was traumatic. My mom would always say my gay people. I might like gay man. I just can't stand spins. And that was her catchphrase and she's very very much the complete opposite of that now. My sister's marriage has a little boy. My mom loves my sister. I think that's just Hearn prejudice her and
Boris Johnson confuses Britons with lacklustre lockdown.
"The Corona virus lockdown will not end yet. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday urging people to stay alert to the risks as he outlined plans to begin slowly easing measures that have closed much of the British economy for seven weeks. While he's directions will for England. The government wants the United Kingdom's other nations to take the same approach but there were immediate divisions with the leaders of Wales Scotland Northern Ireland. Saying they were sticking with the existing. Stay at home message. In a confusing televised address Johnson announced a limiting easing of restrictions including allowing people to exercise outside. More often an encouraging. Some people to return to work. The government has faced criticism over its handling of the pandemic and Johnson is wary of taking the brakes off too soon. Persons Corona virus death toll. Thirty one thousand eight hundred fifty. Five is the second highest in the world behind the United States but the decision to replace the government. Stay at home. Slogan drummed into the public for weeks was criticized by opposition parties to call the new. Stay alert message. Ambiguous social distancing rules may still be obeyed. Johnson said adding that fines would be increased for those who break them but opposition. Labor leader Kiss Dhamma said Johnson had raised more questions than he had answered and there was now the prospect of different parts of the United Kingdom pulling in different directions
UK truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of 39 Vietnamese
"Twenty five year old my recent Robinson from Northern Ireland and to directly at central on the criminal court Robinson appeared in court via videolink alongside four co defendants the bodies of the thirty nine people were found on the twenty third of October last year in a town east of London police investigating the case from the victims were all from Vietnam and range in age from fifteen to forty four the thirty one men and eight women are believed to pay traffickers to smuggle them into England police say they died of a combination of a lack of oxygen and overheating in an enclosed space Syria shockingly London
Mark Meadows resigning from Congress to become Trump's chief of staff
"House there's a change in the president's chief of staff among this pandemic Mick Mulvaney is reportedly leaving his role today the former South Carolina congressman has held several roles in the administration Mulvaney's next job will be the U. S. special envoy to Northern Ireland he'll be replaced as chief of staff by North Carolina congressman mark meadows who is currently the top Republican on the house oversight committee meadows is set to resign from Congress
Trump announces new restrictions to stop spread of coronavirus
"President trump is imposing a thirty day ban on travel from Europe to the United States beginning Friday to contain the spread of corona virus the restrictions do not apply to England Scotland Wales or Northern Ireland and trump says the policy will be adjusted if
Mick Mulvaney: Trump replaces White House chief of staff
"Of the first administration casualty of covert is officially in I would be former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and I say former by a guess about twelve hours Mick Mulvaney thirty days ago he was just so healthy and so vibrantly look fine then yesterday he ya con code nineteen and he's now he a U. S. liaison with Northern Ireland when for the health it's not about Northern Ireland as I didn't know that we had a a specific liaison because northern Ireland's part of the U. K. so if we already have an ambassador to England what do we need to make the make the actual Mick to go to a Northern Ireland but Mick Mulvaney found out yesterday morning he was on an annual trip to Nevada and he found out that he's no longer chief of staff and so this is the fourth chief of staff and three years in a couple of months why is he no longer the chief of staff well B. because they say some some dogs are inscrutable he found a way to screw up the messaging on a potential pandemic and nothing will panic the general population like a fictional Martian which never actually happened or the threat of a
Trump fires acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney
"After months of speculation acting White House chief of staff Nick Mulvaney is out replaced by North Carolina representative mark meadows CBS's we Jiang it's not necessarily in major demotion for Mick Mulvaney because Mulvaney will still have a prominent role as the special envoy for Northern Ireland which is actually a position that he has expressed interest in before and he will also be heavily involved with Mr trump's reelection
In shakeup, Trump names Congressman Mark Meadows his new chief of staff
"Congressman mark meadows is taking over as White House chief of staff replacing Mick Mulvaney in a tweet last night president trump announced the shift and said Mulvaney will serve as the U. S. special envoy for Northern Ireland meadows will be trump's fourth chief of staff in as many
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"To add insult to injury. Gerry Adams famously. Ought to this day denies that he was ever in the way. He says he was only ever a political figure. Nobody actually believes this It's IT'S A. It's kind of a common joke in Northern Ireland But Adams continued to insist in face of amount of contrary evidence that he was never in the IRA. But you can imagine if you're Brendon Hughes or your Delors Price. This was your commanding officer. Who has you know in their minds? Sold out the armed struggle in in this peace agreement but then all seems to kind of disown to say well I know personally. I don't have any trauma. I don't have any blood on my hands. 'cause I was never in the IRA. That's on you. You know you undertook those decisions when when they would respond you know you gave the orders to do these things so that to me felt like a kind of rich and interesting dynamic and the and the aperture of the book is again. It's pretty tight on these people in on the troubles but as as you in your listeners. I'm sure can imagine during the time is spent working on a book. What I was thinking about is people my age. You've come back from Iraq and Afghanistan who say you know? I went to war instances. I did some things and I saw some things that That keep me up at night to give me nightmares that I've trouble grappling with and I don't have victory to show for it like the rationale that we went in for didn't end up bearing out and it seemed that the game changed. And that makes it harder to to deal with some of the things that I personally did and saw an. There's a group of people that we haven't talked about Candles so as you said. Gee mccown when she was taken left behind ten children and she never she never came back. What happened to them and did they ever find out what happened to their mother. Look Kandal children. A very early age had his life of a tragedy. It's it's ten kids there for other died early in nineteen seventy two so gene Makamba was a widow and when she gets taken away they didn't know she was coming back or not. And you know this was what what you would call first disappearance any part of part of the reason that legally speaking. It's it's considered a crime against humanity. Is that when you take somebody away and disappear them? You did neither family any certainty about what happened so there was some jeans children who grew up thinking she might come back hoping she look but the truth was they'd all been worsened and they were spread out to different orphanages Family IS SPLIT UP. It was incredibly difficult for them and there was this question. Why did this happen to our mother? And the answer actually goes back to Frank Kitson and the way in which. The counterinsurgency strategy worked in troubles. There had been a rumor that gene Macondo was wasn't informal or the British army and I've never gotten the bottom whether or not that's true. Jean McConville children to this day very vehemently deny it the IRA did end up claiming that she wasn't informant that that was why she was killed. I told the truth one way or the other but they didn't know what exactly happened to her until the peace process in the nineteen nineties and at that point the IRA acknowledged that they'd taken g Makamba away in boulder but wouldn't really give any more details. They tried to find her body. And couldn't Jews actually not totally a typical in these situations of disappearances that when you try and find a decade later landscape has changed? People's memories are imperfect and it's hard to recover remains and eventually a guy was a beach. Comer was walking on the beach In the Republican Ireland in two thousand and three and stumbled upon set of bones and shipping convoy the DANDRUFF DOING DNA testing and determining does her bones rationally in the years since then little details of shaken loose about the circumstances in which gene was killed and part of what I was doing in the book was trying to assemble the things we knew and find out a little bit more. I was ultimately able to to tell US slightly more complete story about the circumstances her murder and you know the Mukamba kids are still looking for justice. I want when I made the discoveries that I did at the end of the book I went and I had to tell them prior to coming out they want them to read about it in the press but they You know they they would i. I think they will tell you what they hadn't seen justice yet and they've been fighting for for for almost half a century. Now Zemun in on those details that you found and the day the allegation that you make at the end of the book and the McConville Search for justice in the wake of that allegation so I had slowly been accumulating details about the circumstances of gene. Mcconnell's death that I knew that she'd been taken down across the border by Delors Price. It was often the case when people are going to be executed by the IRA that they can take down into the republic often to remote rural stretches and in this instance. What I learn was that they took her dowden and turned her over to a local unit. Whose job was to kill Connell but the local unit found. They couldn't do. We don't know exactly why but most likely because she was a woman that may have normal shooting a mother of ten And a widow right so so he killed her. You're working ten kids and so the local unit sent or essentially for backup or reinforcements from Belfast. To common finish the job and there were three. People who came from Belfast and one of them was lower price and then the second person was a guy named Pat McClure. Who's the head of the unknowns that secret unit and I went through a whole process of trying to find Pablo flurries Had now I had heard that he had? He had left Northern Ireland and gone to Canada in the nineteen eighties and I tried to find. His Family Canton turned out that actually He didn't go to Canada. He went to Connecticut and died of cancer in Connecticut in the Nineteen Eighties Republican was the second one there and then there was a third person and I had heard kind of a tantalizing clue about who that third person was and I one thing that I had heard definitively was that the third person was the person who pulled the trigger. Who Killed Jean McConville and it was not actually a a huge objective of mine to figure out who that was in part because I just assumed that it was some random person some extremists just gunmen number three. And because I was telling the kind of story I was telling which is very much focused on characters and people you know the fact that the gunmen turns out to be John Smith. Some random dude would not have shed much light on a my narrative but by by accident very late in the game. I I ended up figuring out. It wasn't it and and much. To my surprise. It turned out that the shooter was somebody who was already a character in the book so after wrestling with this kind of this site survey Agatha Christie revelation. I then had had to think about. Okay we'll what you do this and you know I. I talked to a bunch of lawyers in the US in Ireland and in the in the UK and I ended up approaching that person and saying here's wreck down through their lawyer and the lawyer never got back to me. I know went back to Ireland and I wanted to find corroboration and I did. I did some additional recording that that brought me to place route one hundred percent sure no answer whatsoever that this person was the killer in it that when I decided I would publish the name and I should say. That's not a decision. I I take lightly Legally or ethically you can imagine if I if I had the tiniest doubt at all you know a Scintilla doubt. It would be a terrible thing to accuse someone who's still alive has never been accused of it of this notorious. Workman but I was sure. Psychologists in and When the book came out the Macondo children demanded that this person would be arrested. The person finally after five months at a after five months of no commenting may the person finally did come out and deny it to this. Dinner has made an arrest and I think the reason for that is probably pretty straightforward the entry threshold for me as a journalist. I would say it's actually pretty. I wouldn't have published the name if I didn't feel very very confident in the evidence that I had but my threshold is much lower than the threshold in a criminal case and this is a cold case murder with no physical evidence no living witnesses apart from the person accused so you can see how the authorities the fact just the fact that I named. The person in the book is not necessarily sufficient grounds for breast. Talk about this a little bit in the book. But can you talk about the process of faking those details? Loose the moment where you became one hundred percent certain that you could publish that name. Sure Yeah I mean I you know the way the way the whole thing started was basically that I had a somebody had given me a clue about this person's identity I I came to think of it. It's kind of a hackneyed analogy. It's like somebody gave me a key but I didn't know the lock that so the key by itself was kind of useless. It was like I knew a little bit about the identity of this person and then what happened. Was that in another source in unpublished interview. Actually by Delors price she starts describing a set of attributes which were exactly the set of attributes that I had been told fit the shooter so she doesn't say oh and the shooter was personal A completely different context so that to me seemed really compelling but but not enough and the first thing I did was I went back to Ireland and Talk to the person who had given me the key in the first place and said listen. Here's what I think I know. And the guy's name is Anthony McIntyre you choose a long time. Ira member who had known all of these people and he basically said. Look a never going to confirm for you that you're right. I'm never gonNA tell you the name of this person and I said okay. Well I'm GonNa Publish This Day in and if I shouldn't need you to tell me why not and we spent a holy together. They never told me I was wrong. But even that wasn't enough. I still wanted to find more. I wanted somebody to to really confirm it and what I found it. All the president's men Tang where the way you approach the reporting changes when you have a theory of the case rather it's one thing to go out in a kind of open-ended situation asking questions and try to find out what happened is another thing altogether if you think you know what happened and you're going to people and saying here's what. I know confirm or deny to reform us and with that kind of approach. I found somebody who knew Lord price when she was alive who she had confided in before she died. And I said I know who the identity was Had you ever heard that and this person said yes. Delors told me this before. She died and adopt. I felt as though I had enough probably had enough even to a point. Where had this person when I reached up to their lawyer? Comeback vehemently denied it. I probably still would publish the name but included the denial but the fact that they didn't deny it months and months. After is all this out. The lawyer you know only brought me more and comfort uncertainty in that decision. I should say it's over a year ago. That the the initially came out when the book was published last November in the airline tonight looking back at this distance. I'm regrets so you have this thirty year period over three thousand people die. They're all of these secrets that since the Good Friday Agreement in one thousand nine hundred. They're starting to be told. The the picture of what actually happened in Northern Ireland during this time is starting to be filled in and thirst compelling evidence that you provide a pretty big detail yourself what happens next what happens next for this region and these people.
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"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..
"northern ireland" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And so overwhelmed that that it's happened and nobody stopped this same sex couples in Northern Ireland will now be able to marry is truly is Valentine's day Millen says this is a big step for Northern Ireland it's great to see that it's not coming in the twenty first century on the at is legal on its shows that Northern Ireland is not going to be the the one behind to everybody else in that same sex couples here will be treated like those elsewhere across the United Kingdom which Millen says is all she ever worn it Frank like that NPR news Belfast so in a Boston suburb a group of neighbors has been busy learning American Sign Language we've been learning about toys and vehicles and colors and food we know how to say you're riding your bike you have pretty new pink sneakers that is still McNeill she lives in Newton Massachusetts and she's one of forty people who have been in classes for a year now all for one little girl we really wanted to communicate with her and play with her and since she couldn't learn our language we went to learn her the girl is Samantha Savitz she is deaf she just turned three she lives across the street from McNeil who says the neighbors still do need help keeping up her parents translate for us because her fingers is very small and she signed very fast so we're trying and we're getting better and her first time to all of this is friend which feels very good it is just beyond unbelievable Samantha's mom Glenda Savitz says when her daughter was born she and her husband found out within a week that she was staff and so they started learning sign language immediately Samantha started picking it up a couple months later but they never expected the same of their neighbors I have absolutely no words to describe how that felt and how supported and welcome we fought in this new community with this whole group of strangers it seems like Samantha's pretty comfortable in her cold a sax likes to drop by neighbors homes just to draw pictures and chat this is roughly seven to father it's amazing she feel so at home and you know they're signing her and it's like being surrounded by family well I think first Sam all of this is just normal for her she just going over to a friend's house playing with the dog discussing the day having a snack to her this is just normal everyday life that was Glenda and Rafi Savitz their neighbors started learning American Sign Language in order to communicate with their three year old daughter Samantha this is NPR news and this is KQED public radio it is Christmas morning and it happens sometimes you buy holiday gifts weeks in advance sometimes it's this morning and extended family arriving have nothing to give them all coming up on morning edition a guide to the truly last minute gift but first we're going to check in with Ted Anthony say good morning and see if we have any traffic.
"northern ireland" Discussed on KYW Newsradio 1060
"Parts of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland there is celebration some things here began singing a new version of the Christmas song walking in a winter Wonderland and tonight Shane Lowry is the toast of many Irish town Steve Futterman CBS news at the British open import rush Northern Ireland back in this country data under the six new inductees into the baseball hall of fame in Cooperstown New York including the pitcher consider the game's greatest closer the Yankees Mariano Rivera the first player unanimously voted into the baseball hall of fame but Michigan's CBS news good morning I'd have tolerate locally the current heat health emergency in Philadelphia is still in effect what we're about to clear the heat hurdle he was a please just shoot reports that this heat wave was unique it's no secret or region along with most of the country is in the middle of a heat wave but it's a little different than what we're used to seeing according to CBS three meteorologist Matt Petersen he says this system known as a heat dome it's something that ensures no relief from the hot temperatures when we get this high pressure that's there for a really long time it tends to allow the same places the heat up and not really cool down when they don't go down that you heat up even faster the following day so you get prolonged periods of high heat and high humidity when you are underneath the heat either since says he cannot reiterate enough the importance of staying hydrated wearing loose clothing and staying inside under the cool air as much as possible if you do have to be outside short periods of time that is the best thing he adds you also need to be on alert for symptoms of heat exhaustion seems someone that is suffering from symptoms such as being dizzy if they faint if you have excessive sweating a week and rapid Paul he says if you're around someone experiencing heat exhaustion get them inside get a cold compress on her forehead and neck make sure they get slow sips of water just a note okay why W. newsradio going forward we're going to be having more alerts on the weather fronts to explain why the blues Molly daily in St earth system Science Center director Michael Mann says as the planet warms we're seeing an increase in extreme weather events prolonged intense heat waves worst droughts more bigger wild fires and record rainfalls adding to that the rapid thinning of arctic sea ice is affecting the jet stream weather patterns have become more persistent where they just stick around for longer and that's part of why a large part of the eastern U. S. that had the rainiest twelve month period on record in years past the effects were subtle but now the consequences of a warmer atmosphere or impossible to ignore the message that these extreme weather events are communicating to hopefully that will lead to the fairly dramatic action that we need to take over the next several years in the decade ahead if we are to revert to ever more Castro.
"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 KCRW
"In Londonderry Northern Ireland have arrested two men in the death of lira McKean, a journalist and activist who was killed Thursday as she witnessed riding there. The city is also known as dairy. It's chief detective warned yesterday of a new breed of militant threatening peace in Northern Ireland for more on Mckee and on the violence. We turn to the Press Association journalist, e Famour she's in Dublin welcome to the program. Thank you. Oh, so just your reaction to what happened. It must be very difficult for the community there. Absolutely. I mean Creggan where Lear was killed is a really tight knit community. Anyway, and win such a tragedy happens likelier is it's really shaken the people you'd have there. I mean, these people have, you know, overcome already so many years of trauma. I think they thought that was very much behind them. And to have an honest woman cows on their streets again is just an like a hardy kind of revert back to do. We know more today about what happened on the street during this riot was this an accident was targeted it doesn't appear at the moment. The lira was targeted it appears the gunman. He was behind a wall with fire and discriminatively in the direction of a place blockade and lira on a few. France and few journalists were on the other side of blockade and when he fired those scattered shots and do the blockade one lire in the crossfire and the accused what's known about them. The minute all that's known as there's two man of being arrested. They're eighteen nineteen so very young men. Boss effort area people. This hasn't come as much of a surprise the age of the man the dissident Republican grips the Coyote, these kinds of flash points tend to use younger teenage man, maybe from like vulnerable community and kind of use them to carry out these kinds of attacks Leo's twenty nine she was a fellow journalist and a beautiful writer whose letter to my fourteen year old self years ago was widely praised can you tell me a little bit more about her work, and what you know for life. Yes. So Lear was as you say beautiful writer, she specialized in kind of feature work and long form essays. She was an activist t- woman. She often wrote her challenges and what she fell. Avoid being a gay woman in Northern Ireland and her work, although political is often political in the sense of the young people who've been left behind since the troubles where supposedly loving in time of peace Noyon people like Manley right here in our late twenties. Although we remember the army on the streets. We also remember the Good Friday agreement, and we were very young when it was signed. But there are masses of problems that have been left behind kind of eleven the shadow of the troubles and her a lot of her work reflected that one of the things that striking about this is that the alleged assailant's weren't born. When the peace deal was struck Northern Ireland. Both you in lira weren't even ten years old when the Good Friday agreement was signed I understand that your family has also been affected by violence, and that you're from Derry, absolutely. I mean, I grew up on the streets where Lear died and like most families and Creggan on the whiter dairy community. My mom. Tmz brother was shot and killed on Bloody Sunday, that's very common dairy. I think he would struggle. The find a household that hasn't been touched in some way by violence. So I'm not very special fence. Why do you think violence is flaring again and young people are dying now in violence? It was supposed to have been done away with. I do think liras at herself that we've been denied. This is pace. We are so loving the shadow of the troubles and not shadow lades to on inclement, poverty, lack of infrastructure. Young people feeling need to go away from Northern Ireland to work or to go to university your kind of love their life like our peers get on the British mainland. That's even more a journalist with the Press Association. She spoke with us from Dublin. Thanks again. Thank you..
"northern ireland" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"It's that website is BBC dot co dot UK slash programs. And they don't know how to spell programs. It's PR. ES and you'll find the schedule there or you can do a search for just for Geoffrey Cox. Knicks robinson. All right. So in this. You will go back to that in the next break. But in the last break, you mentioned that the EU has leaned on a sensitive nerve, which is Ireland for the UK. Explain that for people would you in the Irish question in four minutes or less, please. And it'll be hard. So they hit history between Britain and airland goes back, very long way, and is turgid and difficult and full of crimes and misdemeanors. Many by the British the person who go shaded home rule for Ireland became an independent Republic was Winston Churchill his father having prevented it that was in nineteen twenty one. I think so I learned I ruined has been an independent country all that time, and it's heavily Catholic country and Northern Ireland however remained with Britain, the formal name of Great Britain is the United Kingdom of northern of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Great Britain means England Scotland and Wales and northern Ireland Northern Ireland Protestant, and there has been violence between the Catholics of the south and the in the south is much larger than Northern Ireland, by the way. The Catholics of the south and the Protestants of the north forever. And that's been better in recent years, but the Good Friday agreement, but there they don't want. Well, Northern Ireland does not want to join Catholic southern island. And it's it's a little bit catholic-protestant stuff has moderated. But there's you know, the algae, and it's you know, the IRA was heavily influenced by Marxism for the Irish Republican Army was heavily influenced by Marxism for a long time. And so those troubles is there called referred to as the troubles in Belfast capital of Northern Ireland is the scene of many of the troubles. And so the point is what what what's Britain gonna do about that. And they're you know, they're stuck with it because it's an old commitment. I mean centuries old commitment to Northern Ireland, and they insisted on keeping that commitment in the agreements that produced the independ-. Irish republic. And so they don't feel like they can go back on it now. Well, this thing would would diminish their options. And they regard this matter as concerning the security of their citizens. And so if the DUP bolts, and Theresa May loses a vote of confidence does she have to resign. Even though the committee of nineteen twenty two which is the Tory management committee, though, they have turned back. One attempt thereby allegedly securing immunity from the second attempt for year, if the DEA bolts, and she loses the vote of confidence does she have to exit ten downing. Well, this situation is so weird did meet the favorite thing. I understand all this. And I replied, nobody does the situation is so confused. I the answer is normally, of course, she would have to resign because she it would vote of no-confidence would prove that she cannot legislate and the parliament is therefore nullified in. Therefore, you need an election to get a new one. But it's possible. I can imagine circumstances. I've learned to imagine different circumstances than I ever imagined before through all of this. I can imagine circumstances where she could lose a vote of no confidence in hang on for a period of time. Not a long period of time. I wouldn't think, but maybe months where they just legislate about everything this when we come back from break, it is an untenable situation in my view, the entire.
"northern ireland" Discussed on Talking Politics
"We had the same thing in Northern Ireland. Where the point was the Republicans had to accept the police force the police had to be able to go into their areas and police often the having vigilante gangs, do it. It, but for them to accept the monopoly of bothers lay hands the state was very difficult step to take when they had no trust in the state. So on ago, she Asians largely pivots on these sort of issues. How'd you get people to build enough trust politically in the government to allow it to have that monopoly force? So when I read that in the way, we lecture it really had a real resonance in the work. I do day today. But in the current context, I think in the essay the written about the failure of class vaber, and Brexit, you do say that you see in the worst case scenarios of our present British situation, the risks of widespread violence on the streets. Is that right? No. I see what I object to is. Actually, the the threat of science made particularly by those arguing for exit who say if the will of the people in the referendums rejected the will be violence on the streets. Therefore, you have to go ahead and have a second referendum and go ahead. We what we want. So you reaction to the rhetoric rather than taking it serious threat to take it seriously threat, nor do I think it should be possible political currency because. Even if it was true. I don't think we should make our policy because of the threats made by others Vollers. What then do you think are the risks of return to violence in Northern Ireland because that's a separate part of this. If if in the overheated Brexit climate people have exaggerated the risks of a general outbreak violence in Britain, the risks of presumably greater analogy with her two wrists in Nova orlands, the the first risk is a political risk. The Good Friday agreement that we spend a lot of time working on supposedly on the basis that the issue identity, no longer needs to be the all and end all politics. You're not going to die for your identity. And the idea was that you can live in Nova Ireland in you could be British you you could be our issue. You can be both. You could only have an Irish passport always fly out through Dublin never shop in.
"northern ireland" Discussed on KCBS All News
"In Northern Ireland have arrested two suspects in connection with the car bombing Saturday evening while no one was injured in the attack recalled a violent period of regular bombings in Northern Ireland's history that ended with a peace treaty twenty years ago Sky News reporter and a Brady joined KCBS anchor John Bristow to explain the history. And why the violence may have returned it almost became a joke. But obviously a very troubled and violent period in Northern Ireland. So what do we think about this incident that happened this weekend? It a shock. People truly has shocked people think the city of Derry is extremely fortunate today looking back on last night's events that the wasn't loss of life or severe injuries. The police force the police service of Northern Ireland PS they have released. Some Cici TV footage of what happened in Bishop street now Bishop street significant that's where the court has his this is being blamed on an organization calling itself. The new IRA they hijacked a pizza deliveries guys at truck a car Ford and marched him the vehicle took it away. And they put the bomb inside the hijack vehicle and then parked it up just after eight pm on Bishop street on the CCTV. The suspect is seen running away from the vehicle and a warning is done telephone to a British charity called Samaritans. Now. That's a telephone helpline. If you're struggling if you've got a crisis if you've known to talk. Two people ring the Samaritans. I'm basically the call went through to the Samaritans in England. And they rang the English police who then got in touch with the Northern Irish police on alerted them to the fact that there was a bomb in the community. So extraordinary CCTV for did you see seven young people walking past the vehicle four cars actually overtaken on the street, and then the bomb detonates this was designed to kill to injure to maim. I it is a signal from a terrorist organization that they feel they're back. Boy. Okay. So it before it was a Catholic Protestant thing. Largely right. Do we have any indication what the beef is this time? So the backdrop to all of this at the moment, this is just my personal view. The Brexit situation is ongoing. There's a lot of talk about the border in Ireland between the Republic and Northern Ireland. That is the huge stumbling block is to why the British Prime minister cannot get her Briggs at deal over the line with the Europeans because Northern Ireland. Basically, if if Brexit Dale results in the border there will be police and soldier checkpoints along that border. And that is what the new IRA disorganization. Now, let's be clear about this police are saying that they are small-scale on Representative. And they do not have the kind of support that the provisional IRA had in the seventies and eighties when they affectively waged a war, and this is a tiny terror organization. I would be amazed. If there's any more than two or three dozen members in nevertheless, they obviously have the wherewithal to get weapons to build a car bomb and planters and successfully decimated they could've Mark. Richard people in the city of Derry last night that that's the backdrop to the Brexit situation. Remember tomorrow is a big day in the British parliament and Westminster in London, I'm effectively this was a warning from a small tower organization, you know, waving at people and saying we're still around and that was Sky News reporter and.
"northern ireland" Discussed on Here & Now
"Doctors can now see diagnose in sometimes cure health issues in the womb that they couldn't have a few decades ago using better imaging like ultrasounds, new tiny instruments and genetics. I think those are all tremendous technologic advances that will allow us to diagnose things to be able to counsel patients accurately, and hopefully to treat more things, but also to inform them, and we can't treat more things. So they can make informed decisions. And there are plenty of other technologies to factor into like contraception apps to prevent pregnancy and awaits down the road drones. That could deliver abortion medication to women's homes. Activists have already used them that way abroad in Northern Ireland and Poland gos- with Planned Parenthood says her organization has to comply with state national laws, which restrict abortion medications, use and distribution. But they still want to keep expanding access with technology. It's just how can we do that continue to remain compliant continued to, you know, serve our patients as well as we can't. But for her clinic and for the antiabortion movement, the real technology, that's affecting abortion. Now is the internet as access to abortion changes women can go online ask questions and find answers to whatever they might be looking for for here. Now, I'm not alone back and Illinois newsroom is a public radio cleverest and covering state education, politics, health and environment..
"northern ireland" Discussed on Marketplace All-in-One
"Of British Airways, parent company, international airlines group is down more than two percent on the London stock exchange. Meanwhile, global stocks are mixed as investors. Keep close tabs on the White House where the Trump administration could announce new tariffs on. Two hundred billion dollars worth of Chinese imports, analog street, all eyes on the August jobs report to out later this morning. Now the British government is cutting the salaries of Northern Ireland's lawmakers who haven't met for twenty months. Their pay will be cut by twenty seven point, five percent from sixty four thousand dollars to about forty, six thousand. Here's the BBC Susan Hume. Most of us have to accept this harsh truth in order to get paid. We really do need to go to work. But for the past nineteen months, since the Northern Ireland power-sharing government collapsed and the assembly was suspended. Storman politicians have still been able to draw their full salaries. However, that's about to end to the satisfaction of some MP's is absolutely unacceptable for politicians to walk away from their decision making responsibilities, but still continue to pocket that pay the reaction of the conservative Vicky Ford to the announcement that the MLA salaries will be cut in. Member by around a quarter from forty, nine thousand five hundred pounds to just over forty two thousand pains. And if the party still come to an agreement to return to Stormont pay will be cut. Again in February, the salaries of their stuff will not be affected the Northern Ireland Secretary, Karen Bradley hoped it would coke in Fain and the DP bat run the table. I didn't want to. Simply beat a Malays by Cussing pay. I need to make sure that was an incentive to analyze to coming back into devolved government because actually we want to use this to ensure that Emily's do do the right thing and politicians do do the right thing informed devolved government so pay. We'll go back to normal. As soon as the party start working together. Again, Northern Ireland's been without a devolved government since January twenty seventeen. After a bitter row between the DUP and Xin Feng the two governing parties, the length of time without a working democratic administration means Northern Ireland has even past the previous record set by Belgium in twenty eleven, Susan Hume reporting a lot Tate is not a lot in Italy the country that gave the world, its coffee lingo. So what's the reaction going to be as the first ever Italian? Starbucks opens in Milan today, the BBC's Manuela Senegal sir, has written about. Italian coffee culture, and she walked me through the rules in the morning before you go to work. Yes, you have your shot of Espresso or your cappuccino, but it's a very quick affair. So you go walk into what are these small baazar everywhere in its Li, you knock it back at the counter. It's all Wham, bam, very quick. And then you go into work and then about half an hour later, everyone traipse his down from work and down to the bar again and has another quick shot of Espresso, or is you know, good Espresso a pick me up just to get going, you never ever have a cappuccino or a milky coffee after eleven cappuccino latte as you wouldn't even call it latter in, don't have them after eleven AM..
"northern ireland" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"So it's easier for. Them to say, you know, we would have delivered something better without their bluffed mink called on us. So it's a really, really tough position known weedy knows how this is going to play out because it looked at the moment like there is not a majority for any breaks -til. You know, there's no majority for hardbacks at deal, and there's no majority for you know, trees May's plan for the amendments and the that happened to that. And the reason plan that emerged over the last week, there's no majority for any of it, which means there could be, you know, could well be no deal. I speaking of majority Theresa May doesn't even have a conservative majority in parliament. So the one piece of the domestic politics that we haven't mentioned is Theresa May became the prime minister when David Cameron resigned. After having essentially lost the Brexit referendum. And Tom just laid out all of the dynamics within the party. She held snap elections as a way of trying to shore up her position thinking she would get stronger. She actually lost a number of seats and lost her parliamentary majority. So Theresa May is now dependent on the DUP which is a Unionist Party in Northern Ireland for her negotiating position. And so this is further complicating her room to maneuver in terms of engagement with the the European Union. Okay. So let's use that. That's a great pivot point to talk about some of the major points of dispute between the UK and the EU one of which is in. Fact how to separate what to do about Northern Ireland and the border between Northern Ireland which is part of the UK and Ireland, which is part of the EU. So first of all, to what extent does her lack of majority and our dependence on the Northern Ireland unionists restrain, her ability to do anything in that area. But Secondly, what what are the contours of the dispute and how serious problem is it. I and my mind, this is the single biggest problem right now. And in fact, if the Ireland issue does not get resolved, the UK will crash out of the EU without a deal. And if that happens, you're gonna have chaos at borders. You're going to have to return to WTO rules, and you're going to have the reimposition of a border with airland end and Northern Ireland and thus far. The European Union has been backing the position of Ireland which has taken a very hard line stance that this issue needs to be resolved. The problem is, if you look at the Good Friday agreement, which was the basis for this peace deal in Northern Ireland, it has worked on the basis that people in Northern Ireland don't have to choose whether or not they want to be British or Irish because everybody is within the European Union by virtue of the UK leaving the European Union, this border between north and south and Ireland becomes the external border of the European Union. And so the question is. Is in terms of customs in terms of regulation, what you do on this border. And the existential problem for Northern Ireland is if you put up some sort of physical infrastructure, it's has the potential to be torn down and raise all of these identity questions that people have been able to avoid in the context of the EU. So Theresa May pushed by the DUP has insisted that there not be a border between east and west that the trade border not be moved to the Irish Sea in terms of the checking of goods between the UK and Ireland. The Irish government's position has been that you can't reimpose a hard border between north and south because that would be disruptive to the peace process. What the EU has proposed is what they call a backstop mechanism for Northern Ireland, which is that Northern Ireland would stay part of the EU customs union which would enable the free movement of goods between north and south. Theresa May agree to this in December, but pushed by the d. Repea- wanted a provision saying that the UK and Northern Ireland were not going to be treated as separate entities. So right now you have three incompatible things with Theresa May saying she wants the UK to be treated as a whole. She wants to pull the EU or to pull the UK out of the EU customs union, and she doesn't want to have a hard border between north and south. All three of these things are incompatible. You can have two of the three, but not all three..
"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.
"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.
"northern ireland" Discussed on BBC Radio 4
"Do still discern among northern ireland's political parties a change of mood a sense of things changing or not well in posse policy terms in the life of the case we've taken both shouldn't fain and more recently the sdlp who've made it a conscience while remaining a prolife party have changed their policies it's interesting that the life and times survey northern ireland has shown there is a substantial support for liberalization of abortion not as far as the nineteen sixty seven act where more people want to see change there but donna majority but in cases of fatal lap the malady in cases of serious malformation of the thesis for victims of sex crimes between seventy three at eighty one percent of the population of northern ireland think they should be able liberal approach that's interesting a more liberal approach but crucially perhaps that they're not actually wanting there isn't a head of steam calling for the same approach exactly the same rules as in the rest of the uk well there are significant parts of the population who do want to see the nineteen sixty seven act majority it's not charity bucks the numbers that want to see change have increased over time therefore there is a sense of a wind a wind of change for northern ireland i think there's a wider point which is the northern ireland is in danger of becoming a place apart we don't have equal marriage we don't have a sigler quality act as the rest of the uk a now it looks as if we will have a restricted lore on abortion alone glitter others who would say well that's what devolution insists the ability of people in places to live as they want to live well that's part of what the belushi it is the northern ireland act which is what brought into play the assembly following the good for good friday belfast agreement is very clear that the assembly must abide by human rights laws and standards and that includes the human rights act so if our challenges successful than not poses a very significant challenge to northern ireland and it's quite clear from some of the recent changes including allowing women who do travel to northern ireland access to abortion on the nhs for free that there is an appetite within westminster to intervene in these cases in certain circumstances.
"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.
"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.