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Chatter #143​ – Stewart Dickson On The Future Of NI, The Alliance Party, And Relaxing Covid Rules

Express VPN 12 Months 35% off!! Stewart Dickson is an Alliance MLA for East Antrim. He entered the Assembly in May 2011 and was re-elected in March 2017 and is currently the Alliance Party Assembly Group Spokesperson for the Economy. We talked about the resignation of Arlene Foster, the future of the Alliance…

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Chatter #65 – Thomas Copeland on Northern Irish Politics, Inter-generational Differences, and Giving Youth a Voice

Thomas Copeland, one of the founders of Challenges NI was our guest on today’s show. We had a fantastic, wide ranging conversation that included his Brexit debate with Eddie Izzard and Sammy Wilson, the Northern Irish identity, the intergenerational differences in our society, and much, much more. PRE ORDER BREXIT:THE ESTABLISHMENT CIVIL WAR…

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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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How Devolution Is Being Affected By Brexit Explained

The scope of devolved institutions to set their own laws has been increasing steadily since the 90s. Tony Blair and New Labour helped establish the power-sharing government at Stormont and gave further powers to Holyrood. However, the Brexit process could bring disruption to this steady decentralisation of power within the UK. What Is…

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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 36 – Claire Hanna on Brexit and the Breakdown of Stormont

SDLP MLA Claire Hanna was our guest on the show today. We spoke all about the breakdown of government at Stomont, the attempts to get it running again, as well the Brexit debate and the Irish border quesiton. Resources https://twitter.com/ClaireHanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://thejist.co.uk/politics/uk/eu-tax-evasion-regulation-reason-brexit-referendum/ https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-18-dr-katy-hayward-brexit-irish-border/ https://thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-34-professor-colin-harvey-brexit-good-friday-agreement-citizens-assembly/ Music by Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim If you enjoyed what you…

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