Brexit

David Stewart July 25, 2018
Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.
The glass front of a building which houses the translators of the European Commission in Brussels on March 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
David Stewart April 06, 2018
New forms of fascism are undoubtedly on the rise across Europe, but the majority of Europeans look askance at not only the football hooligans but at the possibility that sentiments similar to the ones they express might have driven the decision to leave the union.
The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union could complicate life for Ireland, north and south of the border.
David Stewart December 08, 2017
Britain and Ireland both want to prevent the return of a “hard border” around Northern Ireland, but that goal is difficult to square with leaving the European Union.
An 'Orange walk' in Belfast in 2011. (Wikimedia Commons from user Ardfern)
David Stewart July 12, 2017
When it proved necessary to negotiate with the D.U.P to secure their support in the House of Commons, the money tree was found and shaken and over £1 billion of public spending promised to the Six Counties of Northern Ireland.
Londoners participate in a moment of silence on Tuesday morning to remember terrorist attack victims in the London Bridge area. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
David Stewart June 06, 2017
Prime Minister May’s record on terrorism, and a widespread hostility to Donald Trump, also complicates the Tories’ bid for a mandate in parliamentary elections.