Tag: DUP

Chatter Episode 38 – Sorcha Eastwood on Alliance, Northern Ireland, and a ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Sorcha Eastwood, Brexit advisor for the Alliance Party, was our guest on today’s show. We’ve been doing a number of interviews with politicians and staff at Stormont over the last few weeks to try and get a better grip of what is going on at Stormont and how much influence the Northern Irish…

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The DUP Are Weaponising The Irish Border

When Theresa May first came calling for support in the wake of her General Election collapse, I’m not quite sure she knew what she was letting herself in for. She happily over-looked their stances of the LGBT+ community, abortion rights, and the age of the earth (yes some of them are young earth…

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The Northern Ireland Stalemate

You may recall, almost a year ago, we published a piece entitled “We Need To Be Honest About The Irish Border“. In it we argued that the deliberate ambiguity over everything Brexit was leaving Great Britain and Northern Ireland in a stalemate that could not be resolved until people were honest about their…

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What The Latest Revelations About The DUP and Vote Leave Mean

The DUP dark money scandal has been bubbling along on the back burner for the past few months. Since the wave of revelations last year regarding Richard Cook and the Constitutional Research Council, there has been a slow drip of information surrounding the mysterious Brexit donor. But Jim Fizpatrick and BBC Spotlight uncovered…

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Northern Ireland Could Remain, So Why Is This Being Ignored?

When the pro-Brexit government’s own economic impact assessments suggest that in every single scenario post-Brexit will leave the UK worse off, how is that we still plough blindly forwards? When one of the central reasons for the vote was immigration control, why did we refuse to consider immigration reform? Within the EU we…

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The DUP Dark Money Explained

The mysterious Constitutional Research Council (CRC) was confirmed in February to have donated £435,000 to the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party), of which they routed £425,000 into pro-Brexit ads in London. This spending included a £282,000 advert reading “Take Back Control – Vote To Leave” in the Metro and almost £100,000 worth of campaign merchandise. The donation was made…

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