The NI/ROI Protocol

see wee Jeffery is turning out to be the weakest DuP leader yet.

He failed to lead from the front by becoming a MLA, instead deciding the the pay is better as a MP.

now he back tracking like mad so he doesn't take down Stormont as the NIP is still in force

heard one Tory call him the Boy who cried wolf as in
if you don't remove the NIP I'll collapse Stormont
if you pass the Irish language act I'll collapse Stormont
no one taking him serious now
Is he another nail in the DUP's coffin?
 

Ashtree

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Will presumably have some in the DUP nervous about TUV Jim eating into some of their traditional support base.
Nothing beats replacing like with like when change is needed. The real question is how many will switch to Alliance and the new Irish dancing / hurling Beattie UUP. You have to wonder if Beattie is trying too hard to capture Alliance voters, and not hard enough to hammer the DUP when he has this glorious chance.
Either way, the next NI election, will be a riveting watch.
 

Muck Spreader

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Who was this government minister, apparently is still in the cabinet:-

I heard a senior British minister openly and offensively, in front of a U.S. audience, dismiss the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on Irish businesses as just affecting “a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks.”
 

nivilla1982

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Who was this government minister, apparently is still in the cabinet:-

I heard a senior British minister openly and offensively, in front of a U.S. audience, dismiss the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on Irish businesses as just affecting “a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks.”
Apparently a minister in the current cabinet but not Dominic Rabb.
 

Easedoff

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Who was this government minister, apparently is still in the cabinet:-

I heard a senior British minister openly and offensively, in front of a U.S. audience, dismiss the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on Irish businesses as just affecting “a few farmers with turnips in the back of their trucks.”
That's probably right.
You seem to suggest by quoting that though, that you think that means all Irish farmers do nothing but ride around with a few turnips in the back of their trucks.
How disingenuous of you.
 

Muck Spreader

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given it source, i wouldn't be surprised if that paper had just made it up, they getting a rep for doing that
It does seem to originate from the Telegraph. Although there is talk in Brussels that the EU will just abandon the whole TCA deal with the UK if Frosty triggers article 16. Where that would leave NI I've no idea.
 

Ashtree

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Depending on the interpretation of Irish Republican ideology (ideologies) the "Leinster House" Government is a British creation, so thus British, while the "real" government of "Ireland" is IRB/IRA army council/executive and the successors they "vested" power in.
Doubtless the airheads subscribing to that interpretation, have equally funny interpretations about planet earth and it’s flatness…bless ‘em!
 

Ashtree

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Meanwhile back at the ranch, Geoffrey Donaldson, emboldened by the article 16 rhetoric from Lord Frost, declared this morning that there won’t be a deal on the protocol between EU and UK. What an excellent outcome that would be for Geoffrey and the DUP.

But barely had Geoffrey released his statement, when the redoubtable Lord Frost stood up in the House of Lords, and completely changed his tone on pulling article 16. Looks like the hardening up of the stance being taken by the EU, and the threat of a trade war, is bringing Frosty to his senses.
 

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning 100,000ha launched

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

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Five nature-recovery projects spanning nearly 100,000ha across the West Midlands, Cambridgeshire, the Peak District, Norfolk and Somerset have been announced by the government and Natural England today (Thursday, May 26).

This is the equivalent in size to all 219 current National Reserves.

The aim of the projects is to deliver nature recovery at a landscape scale, helping to tackle biodiversity loss, climate change and improve public health and well-being.

All five projects will make a significant contribution towards the national delivery of the international commitment to protect at least 30% of land and...
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