Devolution is the only real integration

My latest opinion column for the Irish World looks at the debate on devolution within the Conservative Party, and considers its possible implications for Northern Ireland:

The arrival of ‘home rule all round’ in 1997 contributed to the political imperative that led to the Good Friday Agreement. If England and Scotland gain more autonomy, the pressure on Northern Ireland to move out of its current state of political dependency will grow accordingly.
Today, devolution is the only real integration, because ironically, Britain itself is becoming more nationalist and less unionist.







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