Unless Britain Is Better Informed, a Second Referendum Will Only Make Things Worse

March 11, 2019

As facts and civil discourse are abandoned for misinformation and hysteria, the democratic waters are becoming murkier. On March 12, Theresa May will be given another opportunity to get her Brexit deal through Parliament. The British prime minister’s position is not envious. Jean-Claude...

Brexiteers Are Not After Compromise

February 16, 2019

Leading Brexiteers are after catharsis, not compromise. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. In the UK, a no-deal Brexit has become increasingly likely. This is because Prime Minister Theresa May has decided her priority is to avoid a split in the Conservative Party. She has...

Why Is There an Irish Backstop?

January 07, 2019

The Irish backstop is simply an effort to mitigate the damage that Brexit causes to peace in Ireland and the UK. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. It puzzles many people in Britain that something known as an “Irish backstop” should be at the heart of an increasingly bitter...

For a Brexit Deal, How Difficult Is the Irish Backstop?

October 18, 2018

Reaching a Brexit deal is far from over. Just look how difficult it was for the Canada and Ukraine agreements. The harder the Brexit, the harder it will be to reach a resolution of the Irish border problem. In a joint report in December 2017, the United Kingdom agreed to respect Ireland’s...