Nigel Dodds

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Ulster Unionist Party leader Robin Swann. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire.

Politics is “deeply broken” in Northern Ireland and it is clear there is no possibility of the restoration of Stormont anytime soon, the Ulster Unioni(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster: The ultimate response would be restoring Stormont over the DUP’s head – and deliciously, the firmest way to do that has been a long-term DUP demand. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

After the fuss over DUP leader Arlene Foster’s reference to a “blood red” line, comparatively little fuss has been made about her party threatening “g(...)

 British prime minister Theresa May: The cabinet expressed support for her  approach ahead of Wednesday’s summit in Brussels. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has called for unity within her government ahead of an EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday, telling ministers that s(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: “I fully appreciate the risks of a ‘no deal’ but the dangers of a bad deal are worse.” Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Arlene Foster is playing the Orange card as the Brexit negotiations may or may not be reaching endgame, amplifying the threat posed by the frequently (...)

UK prime minister Theresa May addresses the House of Common. Photograph: PA Wire

Theresa May has told MPs that Brexit negotiations stalled on Sunday because the European Union insisted there should be a Northern Ireland-only backst(...)

What remains uncertain is whether more time will bring new concessions from the EU or increase pressure on MPs to back her plan rather than risking a no-deal Brexit.

MPs hoping for a Boudica moment from Theresa May in the House of Commons on Monday would have been disappointed as she responded to the failure of Bre(...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds said the Democratic Unionist Party would not tolerate anything that separates Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. Photograph: Michael McHugh/PA

Trembling with indignation, Nigel Dodds stabbed his finger towards the government benches as he purred with menace at Brexit secretary Dominic Raab. (...)

The UK’s Brexit secretary, Dominic Raab addressing the House of Commons. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland backstop must be a “temporary and finite” bridge to the future relationship between the UK and the European Union, Brexit secreta(...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

“On Brexit the politics overtook the economics quite some time ago now.”

A leading unionist businessman has urged politicians in the North to find a “middle way” to ensure that Brexit does not damage the Northern Ireland ec(...)

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