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Brexit blog: Brexit on hold

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

So the UK is staying in the EU until Halloween.  Or maybe not as long as that.  Or maybe we will stay longer.  Perhaps we even have another vote and.. read more

Delaying Brexit

Posted on March 18th, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

It now looks as if Brexit will not happen on 29th March, as repeatedly promised.  Theresa May has reluctantly agreed that if her withdrawal agreement is not approved by the.. read more

Fort George – and Derry – deserve better

Posted on March 18th, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal

Congratulations to Declan Hassan for focusing in his Business Matters column this week on the Fort George plan.  As he explained, the proposal approved by the Department for Communities is.. read more

The Brexit blog: trading on WTO terms

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

The prospects for a no deal Brexit have become widely discussed in the last few days, not least with Theresa May’s proposed withdrawal agreement having been decisively defeated in the.. read more

December’s Brexit Blog

Posted on December 30th, 2018 · Posted in Derry Journal, Holywell Trust

With just three months to go before the UK leaves the European Union, the politics of Brexit have heated up.  Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was to have been voted on.. read more

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