'The reality is that once again an English based government has made an important decision about Northern Ireland’s future without giving its political parties, never mind the population there, any say in the matter.' By Geoff Bell Rishi Sunak has said this new “Windsor Framework” will “end the uncertainty in Northern Ireland.” There are at…
Continue reading ➞ The Windsor Framework – dubious answers to wrong questions
"This Bill is about the British government denying families basic legal rights and represents a full-frontal assault on basic legal process and justice" - Michelle Gildernew MP
Workers in Ireland's hotels, restaurants and other establishments saw a huge victory on December 1st. Thanks in large part to Unite, it is now illegal for employers to keep tips meant for staff.
"The people of the north voted for real change. They voted for parties to work together to tackle the cost-of-living emergency, put money in their pockets and fix the health service."
"hundreds tuned in for ‘Real Change in Ireland - Lessons for the Left’, an interesting discussion with John McDonnell MP; Geoff Bell; and Emma Sheerin, Sinn Fein MLA for Mid Ulster.
The Northern Ireland Troubles Bill seeks to restrict access to inquests, civil actions in the courts and police investigations for those seeking justice for the deaths and serious injuries that occurred.
"The 5th of May 2022 will long be remembered in Ireland. It was when British unionism was decisively rejected by a majority of voters in the northeast of Ireland."
Sammy Wilson, DUP MP & unionist ultra, claimed that the European Community & support for the Northern Ireland Protocol was as threatening to Northern Ireland as Russian was to Ukraine - Geoff Bell
"What it points to is that the police and the British Army in Northern Ireland, from the start of the Troubles onwards, operated - or collaborated with loyalist sectarians in operating - a murderous policy not just against suspected Irish republicans, but against the Catholic community in general." By Geoff Bell As the fiftieth anniversary…
Continue reading ➞ New evidence shows Bloody Sunday was unexceptional – Geoff Bell