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Brexit chaos means trouble for Johnson

Brexit chaos means trouble for Johnson Boris Johnson won the 2019 general election by promising to “get Brexit done”. Like all his other promises, this was broken.

No to Troubles amnesty

No to Troubles amnesty A protest was held at Free Derry Corner last Saturday over British government plans to bring in a Troubles “amnesty”.

You don’t have to sleep with a Tory to get a job

You don’t have to sleep with a Tory to get a job At least 16 individuals with close ties to the Tories, including donors, peers and former MPs, have been given lucrative oversight jobs in key Whitehall departments.

Crisis intensifies within the DUP

Crisis intensifies within the DUP The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) is about to select its third leader this year. Which is a lot for a party ­steadfastly against change.

Tories bank on Brexit divides in Ireland

Tories bank on Brexit divides in Ireland Why did the Northern Ireland protocol to the Brexit agreement between Britain and the European Union figure so large at the G7 summit in Cornwall?

After 50 years, Ballymurphy massacre victims declared ‘entirely innocent’

After 50 years, Ballymurphy massacre victims declared ‘entirely innocent’ John McKerr's daughter Anne Ferguson said, “I wondered, with the length of time that had passed, whether it was all going to be worth it. In the end, it is.

Britain’s crimes in Northern Ireland covered up

11 May 2021
The government’s plan to announce a bar on prosecutions of soldiers who killed in Northern Ireland was due on the same day as the inquest report into the Ballymurphy massacre. That saw British soldiers kill ten people in 1971.

Northern Ireland—the impact of imperialism and sectarianism today

09 May 2021
Continuing division in Northern Ireland is a product of how the peace process was conducted by those at the top, writes Simon Basketter

DUP haters gonna hate

04 May 2021
The 100th anniversary of the sectarian state in Northern Ireland was marked by the announcement that Edwin Poots and Jeffrey Donaldson are bidding to lead the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP).

The roots of armed struggle in Northern Ireland

02 May 2021
​​​​​​​Repression led to uprising and armed struggle, explains Simon Basketter

How sectarian divides helped Britain rule in Northern Ireland

25 April 2021
Throughout its existence, Northern Ireland has been a political slum characterised by repression, sectarianism and poverty.

The partition of Ireland—fighting the empire

19 April 2021
Simon Basketter looks at why Britain split Ireland up during its battle for independence

Northern Ireland riots sparked by legacy of British imperialism

12 April 2021
As Loyalist areas of Northern Ireland face unrest, Simon Basketter explains why the protests are taking place now, and what they mean for Britain’s imperialist interests

International round up: Bigots’ fury at Arab party kingmaker

05 April 2021
Israeli politicians were up in arms at the idea that an Arab party might enter government following elections last week.

Cop drama Bloodlands touches on the Troubles

17 February 2021
Bloodlands sees James Nesbitt star as a cop on the hunt for a serial killer

Bigots in the DUP use Brexit to whip up vile sectarianism

08 February 2021
Tory Brexit and bigotry are making for a potentially dangerous situation in Northern Ireland.

Scared Tories decide not to hold public inquiry into killing of Pat Finucane

01 December 2020
The family of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane say the government’s decision not to hold a public inquiry is an “insult”.

Bloody Sunday soldiers will not be prosecuted

29 September 2020
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service (PPS) has decided to uphold its decision not to prosecute 15 former British soldiers over the Bloody Sunday killings in Derry 48 years ago.

Letters: Solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland

16 June 2020
Almost 70 Black Lives Matter protesters have been issued with fines for attending the socially-distanced rallies in Derry and Belfast on Saturday 6 June. 

LETTERS—We need to fight to bail out people, not rich businesses

20 March 2020
I’ve helped to set up a mutual aid group in Mile End, east London. We’ve distributed leaflets telling people how to access help at food banks, mosques, churches and charities. 

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