[John Bruton] A 'Northern Ireland only' backstop would not protect Republic of Ireland's trade with Britain which is more valuable than trade across the border with Northern Ireland.
[John Bruton] Ukrainian leaders are using the goal of EU membership as the spur to get their voters to accept uncomfortable reforms.
If the British alternatives to backstop are all that good, why can they not live with the backstop until the alternatives are agreed?
How might a New Way Forward on Brexit be uncovered if the Existing Deal is not Accepted?
Parliament, not the monarch, and not people by referendum, is sovereign -- a principle not contained in a written constitution, but it is longstanding in the UK constitutional system.
While there is massive immigration from other countries, many European countries' domestic productive population that would help local economic growth is pushed to immigration -- a policy that is bizarre and does not help economic growth.
New barriers – including the fact that the UK will be (after Brexit) having different standards, trade arrangements and tariffs than the EU – will bring delays, extra bureaucracy, and eventually bankruptcies, in their wake.
[John Bruton] European Commission's Paper sets out the preparations necessary for Brexit without a deal.
[John Bruton] The proposals the United Kingdom government is making for its future relationship with the European Union will run into a number of obstacles in coming days.
[Cynthia M. Lardner] Russian President Vladimir Putin tries to legitimize his disregard of the 'rule of law' by claiming that all former territories dating back to the Byzantine Era and native Russian speakers must be protected by “Mother Russia”. However, the reality is: these territories give Russia access to warm water ports necessary to ship its oil and weapons.