A series of short-sighted decisions means May has (yet again) backed herself into a cornerby Siobhán Fenton / February 22, 2018 / Leave a comment
In Northern Ireland, hope of a power-sharing deal has faded into obscurity and patience is wearing thin among politicians and voters alike.
Northern Ireland has been in limbo since the power-sharing government first collapsed in January 2017. First, the British government called an election to try and break the impasse, only for the electorate to re-elect the same politicians who returned with the same qualms and red lines. A deadline was then set for the parties to reach an agreement to go back into government before direct rule might have to be imposed from London. The deadline duly came and went without progress.
The deadline was extended again, with the same outcome, some 8 or 9 times.