Chatter Episode 36 – Claire Hanna on Brexit and the Breakdown of Stormont

SDLP MLA Claire Hanna was our guest on the show today. We spoke all about the breakdown of government at Stomont, the attempts to get it running again, as well the Brexit debate and the Irish border quesiton. Resources https://twitter.com/ClaireHanna?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor http://www.thejist.co.uk/politics/uk/eu-tax-evasion-regulation-reason-brexit-referendum/ http://www.thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-18-dr-katy-hayward-brexit-irish-border/ http://www.thejist.co.uk/podcast/chatter-episode-34-professor-colin-harvey-brexit-good-friday-agreement-citizens-assembly/ Music by Just Jim – https://soundcloud.com/justjim If you enjoyed what you read here […]

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President Trump’s isolationist streak that won him many fans on the campaign trail has shone through during his presidency. His opposition to the TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership), constant threats to dismantle and renegotiate NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), threats to start trade wars with Europe and China, and his thrice failed “Muslim Ban” all […]

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For the best part of 2-3 years, Trump has been accused of being authoritarian, of mimicking a banana republic dictator, and idolising the prominent “strong men” in world politics. He makes no secret of his respect for leaders like Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. He frequently discredits and dismisses the […]