Tag: Britain

  • Britain and the EU: inching ever closer to a trade war

    Britain and the EU: inching ever closer to a trade war

    The Tory government is on a collision course with the European Union over the question of trade and the North of Ireland. The capitalists on both sides are losing control of the situation. An explosive cocktail is being prepared.

  • Tory-DUP deal exposes Establishment crisis

    Tory-DUP deal exposes Establishment crisis

    After a thin Queen’s Speech and long negotiations, Theresa May and DUP leader Arlene Foster finally appeared outside Downing Street earlier this week to shake hands on the deal that will keep May in power – for now.  According to the conditions of the deal, Northern Ireland will be given £1.5 billion for extra spending,…

  • What lies behind the collapse of Stormont?

    What lies behind the collapse of Stormont?

    The power-sharing deal in the North of Ireland, established with the Good Friday Agreement, has broken down. The old system of rule no longer works, an indication of the pressures that flow from the economic crisis. Gerry Ruddy looks at why and how this has come about.  The partition of Ireland leading to the establishment…