stalemate, borders and centrist politics – Channel 4 News

May 13, 2022

For the first time in 101 years, a nationalist party has a majority in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said the country entered a “new era” when they overtook the DUP.


For the first time in 101 years, a nationalist party has a majority in Northern Ireland. Sinn Féin said the country entered a “new era” when they overtook the DUP.

It is a seismic moment in Northern Irish history.

Today our policy correspondent Paul McNamara examines how we got here – how Brexit and Northern Ireland protocol divided union members, and how the even bigger stalemate is perhaps why many people are tired of the old nationalist/unionist labels and just centrist politics want that gives them a functioning government.

Producer: Rachel Evans

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