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Legal challenges on no deal -The Irish Times

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Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 19:33:45

I discovered The Irish Times thanks to a mumsnet poster and am grateful to them whoever they were. It gives a different viewpoint so I was having a look just now and found this article:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/three-legal-challenges-lodged-in-belfast-over-no-deal-brexit-1.3994050

I'm on the train with a banging headache so haven't done more than skim read but it looks interesting and I'll look properly and read around later on.

beanaseireann Thu 22-Aug-19 19:39:30

As a long time reader of The Irish Times ( aka the paper of note), glad to see another reader in here. Are you living in the UK ?
On what thread had it been mentioned before?

justrestinginmybankaccount Thu 22-Aug-19 19:41:52

I subscribe to the Irish Times online, and the Brexit dialogue is so different... it amazes me what is NOT being said in the UK papers.

Fintan O’Toole nails it over and over.

ConorMcGregorsChin Thu 22-Aug-19 19:52:55

This needs to be shared more.

bellinisurge Thu 22-Aug-19 20:07:33

In my little bunch of newspaper apps, the Irish Times is the one I turn to for a sensible perspective. Which sounds like an advert grin

Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 20:11:26

It might have been bellinisurge but I'm not convinced it was. I'm trying to think why I was directed there and on what thread. Definitely a brexit thread though.

Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 20:17:19

Maybe @Peregrina? Or @usuallydormant?

Focalpoint Thu 22-Aug-19 20:23:32

Try listening to Pat Kenny on RTÉ radio 1. You can probably podcast him and he covers Brexit most mornings.

Focalpoint Thu 22-Aug-19 20:24:48

Apologies Pat is on Newstalk not RTÉ - I'm living in the past

bellinisurge Thu 22-Aug-19 20:33:14

I don't think it was me smile

RuggerHug Thu 22-Aug-19 20:35:41

Fintan is brilliant. David McWilliams podcasts about it are great too. Especially 'take it from us, the first 70 years of independence are the hardest, after that it gets easier'.

Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 20:51:37

It's really bugging me now! It was a really long article and I read it before I fell asleep one night. Took me over half an hour to read. The history of Ireland in some way. Something about the DUP persuading people to vote leave.

ny20005 Thu 22-Aug-19 20:52:57

To be honest, any broadsheet outside of UK has a sensible perspective on brexit

Peregrina Thu 22-Aug-19 21:12:20

I don't think it was me either.

Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 21:12:48

It was indeed @usuallydormant so thank you. On @bellinisurge's thread about the Irish Sea border.

"Bercows, I suggest you look at a few articles from the excellent Tony Connolly, who is a really well informed Irish journalist (RTÉ). It is commonly accepted in the EU that the NI backstop is the preferred option and in fact the UK wide backstop was a huge concession given to May by the EU to help her get over her self inflicted DUP issue.

https://www.rte.ie/news/brexit/2018/1019/1005373-backstop-tony-connelly/

I'd also really recommend looking at the Irish Times if you want a non UK perspective, especially Fintan o'Toole."

grin

That would have bugged me all night!

Bercows Thu 22-Aug-19 21:15:03

It was an RTE article I was thinking of though but it was from there I discovered the Irish times too.

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