As we see it

Where is Brexit in Northern Ireland? It’s time to get down to work

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

by David Hoey FOLLOWING THE DECISION of the UK last June to leave the EU, the Government of the United Kingdom has undertaken a great deal of work to prepare the country for triggering Article [...]

A second independence referendum is not justified: Brexit was a known risk for Scotland staying in the UK

March 13th, 2017|0 Comments

by Brian Monteith THERE CAN only be one reason the SNP can justify demanding a second independence referendum and that is to demonstrate that there has been a material change in the circumstances of Scotland’s [...]

The staggering cost of EU migration and how it threatens our pensions

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

by Bob Lyddon EU ECONOMIC MIGRATION represents a £30 billion per annum cost to the UK. Since there are estimated to be 2 million EU migrant workers in the UK and 1 million non-working dependents, and [...]

Is it time to consider an EU escape plan for Ireland?

February 28th, 2017|0 Comments

by Cormac Lucey IN THE WAKE of the Good Friday/Belfast agreement, routine border checks between Newry and Dundalk disappeared. That disappearance rested on two foundation stones: peace in Northern Ireland, and the fact that the [...]

Beached whales? Lord Forsyth slays the naysayers

February 21st, 2017|0 Comments

report by Brian Monteith IN HIS SPEECH to the House of Lords during the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill, former Secretary of State for Scotland Michael Forsyth, now Lord Forsyth of Drumlean, gave voice to what [...]

Brexit White paper provides encouraging clarity

February 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

by Ian Milne THIS SEVENTY-SEVEN PAGE document (link below) is detailed, solid and “meaty”.  It gives clarity.  It relegates to the “dustbin of history” the attempts by the Supreme Court litigants and by Remainers in Parliament, the [...]

On our long march small steps are better than no steps

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

by Brian Monteith THE HOUSE OF COMMONS has voted by a large majority of 498 to 114 votes to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and thus start the official process of making Brexit a reality. [...]

Theresa May shows her steel by playing ‘the game’

January 20th, 2017|0 Comments

by Mike Nevin THE PRIME MINISTER'S Brexit speech on January 17th marked the opening move in the negotiation process that will lead to the UK’s departure from European Union. The UK’s best strategy through these [...]

Nicola Sturgeon’s bluff has been called

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

by Brian Monteith THE PRIME MINISTER has called Nicola Sturgeon's bluff. The First Minister has been told in front of millions who watched and and the millions more who read about it after that the UK [...]

YES! BREXIT DOES MEAN BREXIT!

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

by Ewen Stewart The fog is slowly lifting. The Prime Minister has finally put some flesh on ‘BREXIT means BREXIT’ and outlined the Governments key objectives over the BREXIT negotiations. While the devil continues to [...]

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