Tag: irish border

Chatter Episode 51 – Doire Finn and Aŕon Hughes on Our Future Our Choice and Misunderstanding the Irish Border

Doire Finn and Aŕon Hughes from Our Future Our Choice Northern Ireland were our guests on today’s show. We discussed their experience campaigning as a part of OFOC NI, how British politicians understand (or fail to understand) the Irish border, the possibility of a border poll, and where they think we are heading….

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Chatter Episode 40 – Máirtín Ó Muilleoir on Why There Is No Government at Stormont and the Evolution of Belfast

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, former Lord Mayor of Belfast and Sinn Fein MLA, was our guest on the show today. We had a fantastic conversation about the way Belfast has changed during his time in public office, the lenses through which we should view DUP politics, and the progressive alliance for reform in Stormont….

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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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Chatter Episode 32 – Jamie Pow on Northern Slant and a Citizens Assembly For Northern Ireland

Jamie Pow, editor of Northern Slant, was our guest on today’s show. Jamie works as a researcher at Queen’s University Belfast and has been looking at ways in which Northern Ireland could use a Citizens’ Assembly to move forward with political issues that politicians seem unable to solve. We talked all about the way in…

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Chatter Episode 31 – Tatton Spiller On Brexit, The Motivations of Politicians, and Simple Politics

Tatton Spiller of Simple Politics was our guest on today’s show. Tatton is a former teacher, who also spent time working in Parliament. He founded Simple Politics to help people who were interested in politics (but maybe didn’t understand what was going on) to get a grounding on the issues of the day….

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