REQUIEM FOR RECONCILIATION – By Terry Wright

    Given the range of preferences within the electorate and the House of Commons, the numerical weakness of the government and the priorities in Brussels, agreeing a deal between the EU and the UK following the outcome of the referendum was always going to be difficult. The situation did not need the constitutional clutter…

Best choice – No Deal – By David McNarry

  Left with no other viable choice the best choice is ‘no deal’ after two and a half years of the Prime Minister’s indefensible prevarication proving her to be a lamentable negotiator. The Nation and Parliament must bite the bullet and get out now of the E.U. quagmire. Three historical humiliating defeats in the Commons…

EXCLUSIVE – “The government should have stepped in to institute Direct Rule,” Peter Robinson speaking ahead of the start of the DUP’s annual conference – By Eamonn Mallie and Brian Rowan 

  We witnessed a different Peter Robinson on Thursday at the Methodist Centre at Knock in Belfast – the weight of political office lifted from his shoulders. Robinson – the former First Minister and DUP leader – was the latest guest speaker in a series of talks – ‘The World Around Us’. The question posed…

DUP’s confidence and supply agreement with Conservatives not worth ball of blue in EU withdrawal negotiations – an independent view 

  The draft agreement for the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union that was published last week sparked a maelstrom in London that has kept most people enthralled, if not with the contents of this long and hugely legalistic technical document, then at least with the political fallout that has subsequently  arisen. The…