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Northern Ireland at 100: the end is in sight

3 May is not just the centenary of Northern Ireland; it is also the centenary of the United Kingdom in its current form. Prime minister Boris Johnson is keen to assure today’s Unionists that he will be celebrating the centenary, but whether they will join him is up for debate. A poll for BBC Northern […]

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Arlene Foster, Northern Ireland and a politics of permanent crisis

Originally published on spiked. Does Arlene Foster’s resignation signal the beginning of the end for power-sharing or just another spin of the wheel? Northern Ireland’s political hamster wheel once again turned full circle, as Arlene Foster announced her decision to quit the political stage this week. Foster had been handed the role of acting First […]