Meddling in Northern Ireland for the sake of power – a risky little game – Guest Blog – Christoph Fischer

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Stormont Parliament building outside Belfast, ... Stormont Parliament building outside Belfast, Northern Ireland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Theresa May has reached out to her Unionist ‘friends’ in Northern Ireland to find support for her new government. There are several legal issues to consider, such as the UK governments’ role as neutral guarantor of peace, and the inability of NI MP’s to vote on certain legislation in parliament.

Despite these limitations, fear of unforeseen consequences and inadvertent chain reactions has spread through the ranks of (not only) progressive and moderate voters. The DUP got a lot of criticism in the press for their far right-wing stand, which are certainly worrying, but which may not be as relevant as we are led to believe. In this article
https://inews.co.uk/essentials/news/politics/dups-social-policies-arent-issue-follow-money/

some of the scariest prospects of a DUP involvement in Westminster are being played down, and some of them quite convincingly I must…

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