We will know today whether these key moments in the UK election campaign impacted on how people voted Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn are poor options and each has had a few awkward campaign moments that may have influenced the election, writes.
In the not so very long ago confounded European Union mandarins launched a community-wide competition so an articulate European might offer a workable definition of peripherality. The layered implications, the one-man’s-meat-is-another-man’s-tofu complexity of that designation and its geographic realities were bewildering, so a prize of €100,000 was offered.
The Brexit gloom lifted helping boost the shares of Irish banks and property firms, as well as the owner of Paddy Power, as investors bet the risk of a crash-out Brexit had receded for the time being.
Boris Johnson’s decision to seek the suspension of parliament in order to pursue a no-deal Brexit is a salutary reminder to the Irish Government that it can control only what it can control, ie what is within its sphere of influence.