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@crusaders1898 @ProfJohnBarry Yes, ultimately if it's a choice between having the CU+UK holding together or leaving CU+UK breaking apart, of course it should be the former. And there has been a major failure within unionism to discuss the risks of the current situation
@crusaders1898 @ProfJohnBarry I think it daft for whole UK to stay in customs union,might as well stay in EU if we aren't even free to strike trade. My argument is that if there's such a compromise,it should be the whole UK staying in single market(but quitting CU). Nation too split for purest possible Brexit
Foster had good reason to be worried about legacy inquests+PM was right to talk last year to fear legacy imbalances. My column from last week,after the court ruling that brought closer an inquest into SAS killings of the IRA gang at Loughgall
A letter from Dr Anne McCloskey in the NW. When it comes to the debate on terminations, 'choice' is the only ethical principle which the political left recognise, she says
The question by @ProfJohnBarry to unionists on customs union+single market is a key one about the ultimate limits to Stormont. Even so,there's a short answer as to why his preferred option of NI alone staying in both is a anathema for unionists. My column
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