[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.
Trump Administration's Middle East policy is increasing the risk of unintended conflict between the US forces and Iranian forces & loyal militias. The policy is also making a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict impossible and a one-state solution more inevitable.
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.
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.