Troubles documentary maker optimistic over NI peace but critical of ‘stupid’ Brexit impact 09/07/2023
The award winning director behind the powerful BBC docu-series Once Upon A Time In Northern Ireland has expressed optimism that peace will survive in the face of challenges. / “It seems particularly short-sighted and frankly stupid to wreck an incredibly complex peace process over something which is an internal battle in the Tory party,” he said.
Neil Kinnock on Brexit: 'No effort of any kind' has ever gone into educating the public on the EU [4 mins] 03/05/2023
Marking three years since the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, and 50 years since its accession to the European Economic Community, UK in a Changing Europe will bring together leading authorities to discuss the UK/EU relationship. Panelists include former EU Commissioners, journalists, academics, and politicians.
Former US president Bill Clinton believes it is a "miracle" that the Good Friday Agreement survived the Brexit process.
Bill Clinton tells Prime Time it is a 'miracle' that Good Friday Agreement survived Brexit 04/04/2023
In an interview to be broadcast on RTÉ's Prime Time, former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak the impact Brexit has had on the Good Friday Agreement.
In Northern Ireland, the consequences of the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, known as Brexit, are threatening to unravel the twenty-five-year-old Good Friday Agreement.
A new short film commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement has claimed that Brexit poses the biggest threat to peace in the North since the 1994 ceasefire.
Johnson’s administration made promises over Northern Ireland deal it knew were unworkable, former PM tells MPs.
Ex-PM says UK was stronger in the EU – as Jeremy Hunt challenged to admit Britain ‘poorer’ after Brexit.
Brexit was a ‘colossal mistake’, former PM Sir John Major tells Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 07/02/2023
Former prime minister Sir John Major has told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee Britain made a “colossal mistake” when it left the European Union. / Sir John said while he is not a “significant Europhile”, he believes the UK was stronger in the EU.
In this new Federal Trust video, Professor A.C.Grayling discusses the path by which he believes Brexit can and should be reversed.
As UK public feeling shifts back to a pro-European stance, is it time to positively charge the nature of the conversation?
Michael Heseltine: Fifty years ago, we joined the EU – today, I deplore the deception of Brexit 01/01/2023
I look back to 1973 as the post-war year when Britain accepted the loss of its empire and chose a new European destiny.
The Irish political party pushing to unify the island wants Ottawa to halt post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, arguing that London is undermining the agreement that brokered peace between Catholics and Protestants.
In 1992, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Her speech followed the signing of the Maastricht Treaty - the foundation of today's European Union. Drawing on the words of Winston Churchill, she paid tribute to those who rebuilt Europe in the wake of conflict and praised the Parliament as a leading democratic forum.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
Boris Johnson’s real scandal: Brexit 13/07/2022
Not before time, Boris Johnson has resigned as leader of the UK’s Conservative Party. The Guardian reports that Johnson’s leadership “toppled under a wave of sleaze allegations and failure to tell the truth.” But his real scandal lies elsewhere — with Brexit.
Northern Ireland wants stability. Tearing up the Brexit agreement will put peace and prosperity at risk 03/07/2022
The British government has chosen unilaterally to break the protocol, which it signed two years ago – but Europe stands by it.
Good Friday Agreement architect fears NI peace process 'main casualty' of ditching Protocol 30/06/2022
A former Downing Street chief of staff and architect of the Good Friday Agreement has accused the British government of destroying its trust with the Irish government over the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Former prime minister declares that trade deal is off the table until problems are solved.
‘Impossible’ that British alternative NI plan can work, says Italy’s minister for European affairs Vincenzo Amendola.
What should we call a project that poleaxes the economy, destroys our global reputation and threatens political stability in Northern Ireland? If we had known what would come to pass, how would we have voted on it six years ago?
The European Union sued Britain on Wednesday (local time) over its move to rewrite the trade rules agreed to when the country left the EU two years ago, ratcheting up tensions between the major economic partners.
Maroš Šefčovič says Brussels will launch fresh legal action against UK over treaty obligations.