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Irish issues

I was gripped today by the coverage of the brexit Irish border issue. It started off this morning looking like no progress would be made, but then rumours started spreading that the UK was going to concede on some issues

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The brexit effect

The Hammond era budgets seem to be following the pattern of being extremely boring. I’ve said it before but I’ll say it again: without Osborne-style flashy give-aways, the Tories will struggle to retain their image that they are good for

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POLITICS

Two notable things have happened this week, both of which reflect badly on Theresa May. The Priti Patel debacle is quite incredible. It transpired that she, a cabinet minister, had been having secretive meetings with the Israeli prime minister and

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I read that we are today exactly half way between the EU referendum and the expected date of us leaving the EU. It’s astounding how much things have changed in that time, and also how much things haven’t changed. What

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JRM

I am really baffled by all the Jacob Rees Mogg stuff. In the 2017 election you had to get to the age of around 50 before you had more chance of voting for the Tories than Labour. There seem to

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Borders

The BBC News article on an Irish/UK border today is interesting for its comment section. There are quite a few people saying that neither Ireland nor Northern Ireland wants a hard border so there won’t be one, it’s just the

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Creativity

Buzzfeed published some EU polling data today which has gained a bit of attention. The data itself is completely uninteresting. It asks for opinions on a set of related questions then gives answers as if they are independent. This means

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