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The Taoiseach was responding to comments earlier in the week from NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. / Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said the UK would be required to engage with the European Union to resolve any issues about proposed new EU laws being introduced in Northern Ireland.
Chris Heaton-Harris says "no", leaving the EU has not damaged the economy. / Northern Ireland Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris was left struggling to defend the economic case for Brexit, after being put on the spot by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge.
Today, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Chris Heaton-Harris announced legislation that would push back the legal deadline for Northern Ireland Assembly elections to be called to 18th January 2024, after 12 months of political deadlock over the Northern Ireland Protocol (NIP).
The DUP collapsed the devolved executive last February in protest at Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
Marks and Spencer’s chairman Archie Norman: Plans to ease post-Brexit trade ‘overbearing and baffling’ 26/01/2023
Marks & Spencer’s chairman has become the latest business leader to criticise the Government’s economic policy, with Archie Norman calling plans to ease post-Brexit trade “overbearing” and “baffling”.
Sinn Féin accuses UK government of ‘Tory petulance’ claiming its leader Mary Lou McDonald had been excluded from the talks.
The DUP is boycotting devolution as part of its protest against Brexit’s Northern Ireland Protocol.
Deirdre Heenan: No way to fix protocol problem until Britain acknowledges Brexit was a giant mistake 29/10/2022
The North is facing another toxic, polarising and futile Assembly election.
Northern Ireland politicians are making a last-ditch attempt to break a political impasse triggered by Brexit that has stopped the formation of a functioning government in Belfast.
Is the Brexit ideology running out of road? 16/10/2022
Many Conservative party members will be wondering where they go from here. / There is talk of damage limitation and trying to save as many seats as possible in the next election.
Conservative minister Steve Baker has said he is “really sorry” to the EU for “not always behaving” in a way that did not foster trust.
We may never know exactly what Conservative MP Chris Heaton-Harris intended to do with the information he tried to obtain on academics who teach about Brexit. But it certainly shouldn’t be treated as “just a polite request for information” as if this were some routine event.