It’s 70 years since the death of prophet of doom / visionary genius (delete according to taste) George Orwell. As supposedly grown-up countries bow down to and elect right-wing authoritarians, you imagine Orwell not so much turning in his grave as on an advanced spin cycle.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2020
It's the right thing to do under the circumstances but no one knows whether the €1.2bn Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe says he has ringfenced to alleviate the worst effects of a crash-out Brexit will be enough.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Minister of State at the Department of Finance and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, Patrick O’Donovan has described the latest Brexit proposals as not the basis for a deal, but they do form the basis for further negotiations.
Thu, 03 Oct, 2019
Vested interests degrade society. DUP spurning best of both worlds, EU-UK withdrawal agreement between 28 EU states, two years negotiated 585 pages. Right-wing UK press laughs at “remainers” and “backstop”, courting social disaster sneering at the EU that brought peace, prosperity to member states over seven decades.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2019
Despite repeatedly insisting he didn’t want a general election, Johnson has now tried and failed to get parliament to support one. It now looks like he’ll try again or seek a vote by some other route. Having lost his majority and control of parliament, a general election seems almost inevitable now. The big question, though, is when it will happen.
Thu, 05 Sep, 2019
Sterling languished just off four-month lows, with the outcome of the European election in the UK seen possibly emboldening proponents of a no-deal Brexit as the battle to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May got under way.
Wed, 29 May, 2019
The European elections in England were a triumph for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party, which took 32% of the vote. There was real success for the Liberal Democrats and Greens as well, deep disappointment for Labour and the new Change UK party and disaster for the Conservatives.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
The Tánaiste has warned of dangerous times for the European Union and urged the electorate to counter the rise of the Brexit party by voting for pro-European candidates in tomorrow's European elections.
Thu, 23 May, 2019
Labour MP Hilary Benn, the chairman of the UK parliament’s Brexit committee, told BBC radio last week that “there are only two ways out of the Brexit crisis that we’ve got: Either parliament agrees a deal or we go back to the British people and ask them to make the choice”.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
Sterling steadied after initially posting further large losses on UK political fears but shares in Europe and the US were hit as the fallout of the US-China trade war extended to Chinese champion Huawei and the world’s chip makers for mobile phones.
Mon, 20 May, 2019