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The Brexit withdrawal deal – drafted, but not yet agreed

Posted on November 23rd, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Two and a half years after the Brexit referendum vote, Prime Minister Theresa May has agreed a draft withdrawal deal with the European Union.  It is important to stress two.. read more

Brexit blog

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Prime Minister Theresa May ramped up the Brexit tension this week with a warning on the shape of future relationships with the European Union.   Following her humiliation at the.. read more

What does ‘no deal’ mean for Derry?

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

“So far as it lies within the power of the United Kingdom government, we will be doing everything we possibly can, even in the case of ‘no deal’, to ensure.. read more

Brexit blog

Posted on October 17th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Brexit negotiations are moving towards a climax.  This explains, in part, the increasingly dramatic language being used.  But the big question is whether the dire warnings of a ‘hard Brexit’.. read more

Brexit blog

Posted on June 18th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

We are now very close to the 28 June deadline for a decision on phase two of the Brexit negotiations – which is supposed to resolve the future of the.. read more

Listen to the Children when it comes to Brexit

Posted on May 16th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

The voices of children and young adults have been largely missing from the debate over Brexit – though they are the people who will be most affected.  So it should.. read more

Why I will be on the Scalp charity walk this Sunday

Posted on May 10th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal

I will be on the Scalp walk this coming Sunday, 13th May.  In fact, I go almost every year.  There are several reasons.  The first is that it fundraises for.. read more

Learning what Brexit means

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

We have learnt a lot more about the practical impacts of Brexit in the last month.  News is emerging of many European businesses changing their supply chains, sourcing goods from.. read more

The Brexit impact

Posted on February 19th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Walk around Derry city centre and it seems as if it is constantly changing.  On the positive side, a new hotel is being built, another recently opened and some of.. read more

All things to all people? – The first Brexit blog for the Holywell Trust

Posted on January 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

Exactly what did the just signed Brexit agreement between the UK government and the European Union actually mean?  Quite simply, it depends who you ask.   Continued on Derry Journal.. read more

Children need to be listened to

Posted on August 30th, 2016 · Posted in Derry Journal

The abuse of children is one of the most awful cruelties imaginable.  Yet it is commonplace.  An astonishing 50,000 children have been identified as having been sexually abused in England.. read more

Derry’s airport – is it really for sale?: Derry Journal

Posted on December 29th, 2008 · Posted in Derry Journal

  Valerie Watts has hit the city council like a hurricane. The incoming chief executive has caused a stir, for the most part, by saying little more than the obvious… read more