Brexit: How British-Irish relations are coping

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionIs Brexit fraying British-Irish relations? Everybody needs good neighbours.But any good relationship – even one established more than 100 years ago – needs to be nurtured.In 1919, the first sitting of Dáil Éireann (Irish parliament) and plans for partition brought about a lasting change to the British-Irish…


Sturgeon: ‘Case for independence bigger than one man’

Image copyright PA The criminal charges against Alex Salmond will not dent the chances of a second independence referendum, according to Nicola Sturgeon.The former first minister faces 14 charges, which include attempted rape and sexual assault. He vehemently denies the charges and said he would defend himself “to the utmost”. His successor told the BBC:…


Britain has martial law option under Brexit no-deal, but no plan to exercise it – secretary

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock gestures during the NHS Long Term Plan launch at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Britain January 7, 2019. Anthony Devlin//File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) – Britain has the option of using martial law to quell civil disorder that might ensue under a no-deal Brexit, but that is not the…