Tag: Windsor Framework
14 days ago
belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Starmer's bland answers were designed to tell us little – but he hinted at one significant NI policy

Sir Keir Starmer's six-minute press conference was frustratingly banal – yet this may be what we're getting used to f...

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20 days ago
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Nationalist party wants Irish Sea border for people – but doesn’t seem to realise that would end ...

The Irish Sea border has been a key election debate within unionism - but now a nationalist party is calling for an "...

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27 days ago
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All at sea over the post-Brexit border, DUP’s manifesto is a shocking climbdown

If the DUP was able to communicate with the public as well as its manifesto communicates its policies, Gavin Robinson...

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28 days ago
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Stephen Farry on speaking Irish, giving paedophile suspects anonymity, defining a woman – and Ban...

When Stephen Farry confounded many expectations to become the first non-unionist MP for North Down in 2019, the polit...

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about 1 month ago
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DUP’s policy chief privately told leadership it was misleading the public on Irish Sea border dea...

Dan Boucher is a man whose name, face, and voice are largely unknown, even to those who follow Northern Ireland polit...

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about 1 month ago
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Alliance’s manifesto reveals a party serious about securing power, with radical pledges softened ...

Alliance's is the second manifesto of the campaign and is very different from the first.

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about 2 months ago
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Ten non-political events likely to influence the General Election in Northern Ireland

Elections aren’t just defined by what politicians decide; events seemingly unconnected to who runs the country can in...

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about 2 months ago
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Cross-border trade ‘paying off for firms’ according to report

Firms that trade across the Irish border are doing better than others, with all-island trade in goods hitting €2.5bn ...

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4 months ago
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There has been a London power grab over Irish Sea border - why haven't DUP or Sinn Fein opposed it?

Three days ago, a remarkable Westminster power grab took place — but the DUP and Sinn Fein were in complete acquiesce...

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5 months ago
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Donaldson’s deal leaves NI in ‘colonial’ situation, says Dodds as DUP peers dismiss their leader’...

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson faced ferocious criticism from senior party colleagues on Tuesday night, as his claims about th...

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5 months ago
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In a near-empty chamber, DUP leader trips himself up while his internal critics get louder

It was the moment the DUP was meant to trumpet its great victory for the Union — but instead visually demonstrated ho...

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5 months ago
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NI has been key to shaping Keir Starmer... who as PM will be key to shaping NI’s future

A year from now, Sir Keir Starmer will almost certainly be Prime Minister. If rumours of a May 2 election are true, h...

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5 months ago
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Out with the old and in with the new as Economy Minister sets out vision

The work starts now on transforming Northern Ireland’s economy, new Economy Minister Conor Murphy has declared, while...

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5 months ago
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Ten ways to judge if Stormont has really changed for better after two-year hiatus

A week ago the Assembly met for its first substantive session in two years. The speeches were mostly filled with opti...

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6 months ago
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Building work at Larne border post stepped up despite DUP deal as residents fear homes may be dam...

Work on the Larne border control post is pushing ahead despite last week’s DUP deal to return to Stormont.

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6 months ago
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Despite the DUP’s Trumpian claims, this deal has embedded the sea border rather than removed it

So long, winding and wearisome has the road from Brexit been that it is easy to lose sight of where we’ve come from a...

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6 months ago
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Northern Ireland businesses welcome prospect of corporation tax devolution contained in DUP deal

Business has welcomed the substance of the deal between the Government and DUP, which ends routine checks on goods co...

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6 months ago
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Explainer: What’s in the Government’s deal with DUP from a business point of view

The UK government has announced a new internal market scheme with a body set up to encourage trade within the Union, ...

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6 months ago
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There’s an unusual risk for Jeffrey Donaldson, but not inside his party... it’s really with the TUV

As important as it was for Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to win over his party to restoring Stormont, that was never where hi...

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6 months ago
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The gloom has lifted but new Executive faces struggle to keep optimism going

Business has a litany of asks of an incoming Executive, such as rates and planning reform, more capital spending on i...

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6 months ago
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This is more than the humiliation of Donaldson, but the collapse of the DUP’s remaining reputatio...

What unfolded on Monday night was not just the humiliation of Sir Jeffrey Donaldson by a man he thought he could outs...

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6 months ago
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Donaldson’s deal has been sitting there for six weeks — so why won’t he show it to his party?

The DUP is alive with speculation and suspicion about what Sir Jeffrey Donaldson plans to do at tonight’s party execu...

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6 months ago
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Jeffrey Donaldson’s in too deep to back away from deal – but he’s acutely vulnerable

A fortnight before Christmas, a senior unionist rang about the DUP’s talks with the Government. At the end of the con...

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6 months ago
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New EU safety rules ‘could hit GB to NI sales on Amazon’

Small retailers in Britain trading through Amazon have threatened to stop selling to Northern Ireland due to impendin...

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6 months ago
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DUP rupture coming if deal accepted, says man who was party councillor until last week

A councillor who quit the DUP last week has said that the party is “obviously divided” over whether to return to Stor...

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6 months ago
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The DUP’s boycott is not about a nationalist First Minister and claims to the contrary are acutel...

After coming to Belfast to interview Michelle O’Neill in mid-2022, Henry Mance of the Financial Times observed: “Havi...

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7 months ago
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Sellout posters unnerved the DUP because the party is obviously horse-trading sea border stance f...

The DUP is stalling on a deal, irritating those who want to see devolved government back by Christmas – but that’s no...

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7 months ago
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Donaldson hopes cash makes up for Irish Sea border climbdown – but it could make it seem worse

Gordon Brown once said that when he came to Belfast he would “feel the hand of history on my shoulders, and the hand ...

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8 months ago
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The uncomfortable truth for the DUP is that it has presided over the weakening of the Union

The DUP once dismissed Jeffrey Donaldson as “Enoch Powell’s messenger boy” — and then he became their leader.

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8 months ago
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DUP’s absence has done so much damage, Donaldson needs a lot to show for it but likelihood is he ...

Above a photo of Sir Jeffrey Donaldson, the Belfast Telegraph’s front page headline yesterday was stark: “We’re in no...

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8 months ago
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Belfast hosting UK Space Conference for first time: ‘We have a chance to show off our wee part of...

Next week will mark the first in-person UK Space Conference since the pandemic, with Belfast playing host for the fir...

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8 months ago
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Keeping Chris Heaton-Harris in cabinet is inexplicable after his behaviour – unless it’s not abou...

Whatever Rishi Sunak’s reason for keeping Chris Heaton-Harris in post, it can’t have been because a single person in ...

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9 months ago
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Windsor Framework ‘helps NI to stronger than average economic growth’

Northern Ireland’s economy is expected to grow by around 0.6% in 2023, a rate second only to London across UK regions...

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9 months ago
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Poll numbers make Donaldson look strong – in reality, they expose his weakness

Rarely can a political leader have been as disappointed at seeing their party’s support increase.

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9 months ago
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Tech giants Meta, Google and Microsoft to join Joe Kennedy’s Northern Ireland investment tour

Meta, Google and Microsoft representatives arrive in Belfast from the US today for an investment visit led by US Spec...

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9 months ago
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Hundreds of NI vets to strike for a week, disrupting abattoirs and Irish Sea border checks

A week-long strike by hundreds of government vets could cripple parts of the Northern Ireland economy and dramaticall...

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10 months ago
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‘I want politics and business in NI to run like an orchestra’

He’s been a cellist, has run an orchestra in Scotland and even launched a classical music label with Sir Richard Bran...

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10 months ago
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Why I don’t buy Heaton-Harris’ defence of ‘unbelievably straightforward’ trade system

If the Irish Sea border was a person, it would have been groaning in dismay at hearing Chris Heaton-Harris try to def...

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10 months ago
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We might all have been seriously misreading who Jeffrey Donaldson is and where he wants to take N...

What if the real Jeffrey Donaldson is not the man we’ve thought him to be? For years, Donaldson has widely been seen ...

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