That Johnson’s recent visit was reported as though he were a Governor-General of Imperial India touring the North-West frontier is a bad sign.
Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
The DUP and UUP are struggling adapt to the Province’s changing political circumstances, and the Alliance are the main beneficiaries.
Open Europe’s new report offers a clear-eyed assessment of the practical and political hurdles the Prime Minister may face.
Ultimately, they may reveal less about Brexit and more about the longer-term trends in Northern Ireland’s political landscape.
David Shiels is a PhD student at Peterhouse, Cambridge and is writing his thesis on post-War Conservatism. He is Secretary of the Cambridge Group for Irish Studies and is an occasional commentator on Northern Ireland politics. Ever since David Cameron and Sir Reg Empey announced last July that the Conservative Party and Ulster Unionist Party […]