Josh White / 01 May 2023

Britain on May Day

Angry and Directionless

It’s not often we get May Day off in the UK. It’s only when it happens to be the first Monday of the month that we get the bank holiday.(...)

John Foster / 24 Mar 2023

Buried in the Past

The DUP’s Northern Ireland

“Not all people live in the same now.” Penned by Ernst Bloch to account for the rise of the Nazis, the 1935 truism could just as well apply to today’s Europe.(...)

The way we were. Belfast, 2008
John Foster / 29 Nov 2019

Drop the Guns

Daniel Finn’s One Man’s Terrorist: A Political History of the IRA

Britain's decision to leave the EU has destabilised Northern Ireland. A return to sectarian conflict is one of the most feared consequences of the return of a hard border.(...)
Sean Quinn / 06 Nov 2019

Ireland’s British Hangover

Brexit and What Comes After

“I’ve applied for Irish citizenship.” Pre-Brexit, this would have been amazing to hear in a cut-glass accent by a late-middle-aged upper-class British woman. But Brexit was looming and she didn’t want any hassle commuting to her country home, in France. (...)

Mary Lou McDonald: Irish unification, not Brexit.
Ari Paul / 26 Aug 2019

One Ireland, Complete

Breaking the Colonial Mould

Boris Johnson is content with a no-deal Brexit. As a result, Ireland’s most notable nationalist party, Sinn Féin, has redoubled its call for a referendum on unification. (...)

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