Beyond England

Truss v Sunak
As the leadership race enters its final phase and the Truss campaign continues to gather momentum, the candidates' stance on the Northern Ireland Protocol is worth examining. While Truss was the architect of the legislation to scrap it, Sunak has now vowed to fix the Protocol. Meanwhile, a poll puts Truss well ahead of Sunak. However, anyone interested in...
Northern Ireland Protocol Bill

NI Protocol bill cleared through the House of Commons

On Wednesday, the internationally controversial NI Protocol Bill passed through the House of Commons and is now due for reading in the House of Lords. The government has said the Bill is a "top legislative priority", while its detractors...

Welsh independence march – time to have a discussion about the Union?

As Scotland moves toward a second indyref, calls for Welsh independence are growing louder. On top of that, a vote on uniting Ireland, north and south, is also likely...

Sturgeon ‘gambles all’ with Supreme Court bid for Scottish independence vote

Nicola Sturgeon has unveiled plans for a Scottish independence referendum on October 19, 2023 and has referred herself to the UK’s highest court in an attempt to force the...

Northern Ireland Legacy Bill – ‘an affront to all modern standards of decency’

Conservative MPs have voted for a controversial Northern Ireland legacy bill despite staunch opposition from all Northern Ireland political parties. Protests against the bill were held in Belfast, Derry and...

DUP holding Northern Ireland to ransom over protocol

The DUP has been accused of holding Northern Ireland to ransom over its demands for major reform of the Northern Ireland protocol. Boris Johnson’s attempt to get the power-sharing executive at Stormont up and running...
Northern Ireland election

Northern Ireland election triumph for Sinn Fein redraws political landscape

Sinn Fein has scored a historic result in the Northern Ireland election. For the first time in Northern Ireland, a nationalist party has won the biggest number of seats, as it comfortably overtook the...

Sinn Féin set for historic triumph in Northern Ireland elections

Sinn Féin are on course for a historic triumph in Thursday’s election for the Northern Ireland assembly at Stormont. Victory for Sinn Féin  would make the party’s vice-president Michelle O’Neill first minister. It would be...
sending migrants to Rwanda

Sending migrants to Rwanda – “barbaric” and “cowardly”

To deal with an ever-worsening channel migrant crisis, the UK government has unveiled its plan of sending arriving migrants 4000 miles across the globe to Rwanda. While there, the UK authorities will process their...

Brexit batters UK exports which fall 14% while world sees 8.2% rise

Brexit is being blamed for a massive hit to UK goods exports with the country failing to rebound from the pandemic as compared to other advanced economies. While the global average saw an 8.2% rise...