Maeve McTaggart and Molly Kavanagh explore what the New Year looks to bring in politics – brace yourselves for the roaring ‘20s. BREXIT… finally (-ish). Boris Johnson, flanked by his newly-found and Labour-debilitating majority of 80 MPs, has finally received the go ahead to depart – crashing or otherwise – from the European Union on January 31st. While Brexit-induced political limbo will be … Continue reading 2020 Vision: the Current Affairs Edit
At midnight on January 31st 2020, Great Britain and Northern Ireland will no longer be members of the European Union. It is a deadline day which has been both longed for and procrastinated since the 2016 referendum which divided a nation and stuck a thorn in the side of the EU, but what happens now? Maeve McTaggart answers the question on everyone’s mind. After … Continue reading It’s B-Day. Now what?
With the Brexit deadline quickly approaching, many people are still unsure of what Brexit actually means. We all know that the term is an amalgamation of the words ‘British’ and ‘Exit,’ in reference to Great Britain’s unexpected vote to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum. But beyond that, the implications of a ‘No Deal Brexit’ are still unclear and difficult to conceptualize. … Continue reading Brexit: A Breakdown
Matthew Moynihan highlights the need for a revised agreement in the threat of a no-deal Brexit. Tongue-in-cheek, he bluntly concludes that the cabinet of Boris Johnson is as bizarre as the man himself. With Boris Johnson’s government performing what can only be described as diplomatic ‘flexing’ and the EU sticking resolutely to its position that the Withdrawal Agreement cannot be renegotiated, one thing … Continue reading We Need To Talk About A New Good Friday Agreement
Motley’s Editor-in-chief, Eoin McSweeney, examines what Brexit means for Ireland and it’s youngest and brightest It looked like David Cameron had steered the ship to safety. His promise to lead his crew to new heights of prosperity was becoming a reality and his gamble had paid off. His and the UK’s destination could be seen on the horizon; continued economic growth and stability within his … Continue reading Brexit – A Blessing In Disguise for UCC Students?
With Britain questioning its EU membership, Claire Fox asks what such a ‘divorce’ would mean for Ireland Ireland has always had an issue with separation. It took us 700 years to separate from Britain, a separation which dragged on until 1949 in which we finally severed all ties with our neighbour and declared ourselves a republic. Let’s not forget that it took us two times … Continue reading Ireland, Britain and the EU: A Marriage or Divorce of Convenience?