Global Affairs Podcast: Brexit Troubles Northern Ireland

In event of a no-deal Brexit, the prospects of a consequent hard border on the island of Ireland has been feared to threaten the stability and security of Northern Ireland. The peace process that has followed the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 could be reversed as Northern Ireland’s exit from the European Single Market and Customs Union creates the conditions for new divisions between the republicans and unionists of this UK country, and potentially for resumed violence. Tom Shacklock and William Kerslake delve into the complex history of the “Troubles” of Northern Ireland and the way in which the outcome of Brexit could impact this part of the UK that voted to remain in the EU. Includes an interview with Dr Neil Matthews, specialist in Northern Irish politics at the University of Bristol.

The Southern side of the Killeen Bridge Anti-Brexit Poster, by Eric Jones, 6 February 2019

The Southern side of the Killeen Bridge Anti-Brexit Poster, by Eric Jones, 6 February 2019