Stormont

High noon for the DUP: The Brexit Deal, ‘Consent’ and the Abortion Debate in Northern Ireland

Jonathan Evershed of University College Cork explores the DUP strategy ahead of Saturday's debates.

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Divergence

Whatever happened to Tory unionism?

When the Withdrawal Agreement negotiated by Theresa May was debated in the House of Commons many Conservative MPs argued that they could not vote for an arrangement that would treat Northern Ireland differently from Great Britain. The revised deal negotiated by Boris Johnson envisages far greater divergence within the UK, yet is far more popular among Conservatives. Jack Sheldon and Michael Kenny explain how this u-turn has come about.
Stormont

High noon for the DUP: The Brexit Deal, ‘Consent’ and the Abortion Debate in Northern Ireland

Jonathan Evershed of University College Cork explores the DUP strategy ahead of Saturday's debates.
Giant's Causeway

The Backstop is Gone. Welcome to the Backstop.

Michael Keating evaluates Boris Johnson's replacement for the backstop - a new version of the backstop.
EU Downing Street

Boris makes the great leap

Richard Parry assesses the differences between the May and Johnson deals and why the new one opts for loosening union ties with Northern Ireland.
Deal or no deal

Deal or no deal, the UK Government needs a new strategy for the Union

If Boris Johnson is serious in his commitments to the Union, he will need a new strategy for managing the territorial constitution, argues Akash Paun from the Institute of Government, as a no deal Brexit would be a high risk gamble with the future of the Union.
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Brexit Briefing: A changing succession of ‘clarifying moments’ from the big Brexit players

Richard Parry reviews a frantic week with the biggest events still to come