How the Brexit document BREAKING NEWS could have looked…

The RAF has flown the Brexit deal document from Brussels to London for Boris Johnson’s signature. I have it on reasonably average authority that the choice of an aircraft from 32 Sqn (The Royal Flight) was only one of a number of options considered… We join an urgent Zoom call between Sara Oizys (SO, a…

Hard Brexit, hard border, hard men

Overlooking the Lunch Lounge cafe on Castlereagh Road in Loyalist East Belfast, three gunmen pose with automatic weapons and offer their unwavering support ‘For God and Ulster’. The mural is a reminder of darker days; the Troubles, when Northern Ireland was riven with sectarian hatred. Amid the talk of no deal and hard borders, does…

Defending Brexit

It was pretty sweaty in the House of Commons when I visited last week to attend the Defence Select Committee. As the temperature outside nudged 30 degrees I was glad I’d chosen shorts that morning, but the nuclear-flash of whiteness when my lower legs were revealed was not a pretty sight. Still, I was in better shape…