Owen Polley

Owen Polley is a writer, commentator, consultant, and the co-author ‘An Agenda for Northern Ireland After Brexit‘.

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Why are ministers prepared to take on the SNP, but not Brussels?

Owen Polley - 26 Jan 2023

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What chance of restoring power-sharing in time for the Good Friday festivities?

Owen Polley - 6 Jan 2023

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Isn't the Northern Ireland Protocol ironic, don't you think?

Owen Polley - 8 Dec 2022

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Could Northern Ireland scupper Sunak's appeal to 'unite or die'?

Owen Polley - 27 Oct 2022

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There's no point in apologising to Ireland for Brexit

Owen Polley - 4 Oct 2022

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Ulster expects, but will Liz Truss deliver?

Owen Polley - 8 Sep 2022

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Why do Northern Ireland's nationalists now think there was 'no alternative' to the IRA?

Owen Polley - 25 Aug 2022

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David Trimble was a Unionist great – but his legacy is under threat thanks to the Protocol

Owen Polley - 26 Jul 2022

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Northern Ireland might have most to lose in an upcoming leadership battle

Owen Polley - 7 Jul 2022

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Johnson's Protocol plan is nothing like as radical as his critics claim

Owen Polley - 13 Jun 2022

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Is the Government serious about ripping up the Northern Ireland Protocol?

Owen Polley - 12 May 2022

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Forget talk of a 'seismic' shock, not much in Northern Ireland has actually changed

Owen Polley - 9 May 2022

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To be worthwhile, the Protocol-busting bill must fully restore the UK's internal market

Owen Polley - 26 Apr 2022

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Once again, the 'United Ireland' fantasy falls apart in the face of hard data

Owen Polley - 7 Apr 2022

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Has the Protocol killed the Good Friday Agreement?

Owen Polley - 17 Mar 2022

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Northern Ireland, olive oil and the EU's phony attitude to 'risk'

Owen Polley - 23 Feb 2022

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Will the Government finally face down the EU over Northern Ireland?

Owen Polley - 28 Jan 2022

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Events in Belfast mean the time for Protocol deliberation is running out

Owen Polley - 11 Jan 2022

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Tim Farron is completely wrong about Brexit and the Good Friday Agreement

Owen Polley - 20 Dec 2021

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Hard Frost – the Brexit minister is right to take a firm stance on the Protocol

Owen Polley - 24 Nov 2021

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In Northern Ireland, patience with Protocol negotiations is wearing thin

Owen Polley - 3 Nov 2021

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Northern Ireland's unionist parties are divided on everything except opposition to the Protocol

Owen Polley - 29 Sep 2021

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Tweaking the Northern Ireland Protocol is not the answer – it must be dismantled

Owen Polley - 22 Jul 2021

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The Government must stop capitulating to Sinn Fein's shenanigans

Owen Polley - 16 Jun 2021

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Whatever the two sides agree, this Protocol is not democracy – and it isn't Brexit

Owen Polley - 10 Jun 2021

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Stop letting lies about Northern Ireland's past go unchallenged

Owen Polley - 14 May 2021

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Greenslade's disgraceful IRA apologia rests on cartoon history and wilful ignorance

Owen Polley - 1 Mar 2021

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Will losing Northern Ireland be the price we pay for Brexit?

Owen Polley - 5 Jan 2021

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Forget Covid or Brexit, keeping the Union together is Johnson's toughest challenge

Owen Polley - 24 Nov 2020

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The shape of the Irish Sea border is becoming clear

Owen Polley - 10 Nov 2020

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No wonder Northern Irish unionists are suspicious of the 'Shared Island' group

Owen Polley - 4 Nov 2020

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The Government should challenge Irish America's lies about the Good Friday Agreement

Owen Polley - 18 Sep 2020

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In Northern Irish politics, it's Sinn Fein vs The Rest

Owen Polley - 1 Sep 2020

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Dividing the Kingdom: the consequences of the new border down the Irish Sea

Owen Polley - 12 Aug 2020

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Why Ireland's new PM could be good news for the Union

Owen Polley - 30 Jun 2020

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Questions still hang over the Northern Ireland Protocol

Owen Polley - 26 May 2020

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For the people of Northern Ireland, the costs of devolution have never been clearer

Owen Polley - 15 May 2020

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Sinn Fein is ruthlessly exploiting the coronavirus crisis

Owen Polley - 14 Apr 2020

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Could the Government really ditch the Northern Ireland protocol?

Owen Polley - 28 Feb 2020

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Sinn Fein's success has damaged the idea of a dynamic, tolerant Ireland

Owen Polley - 11 Feb 2020

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Power-sharing is restored, but the mood in Stormont has soured already

Owen Polley - 15 Jan 2020

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Northern Ireland's unionists face an election dilemma

Owen Polley - 2 Dec 2019

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Alienating middle England is a big risk for the DUP

Owen Polley - 22 Oct 2019

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What Boris' deal means for Northern Ireland and the DUP

Owen Polley - 17 Oct 2019

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Boris' backstop plan is all pain and no gain

Owen Polley - 2 Oct 2019

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The Irish backstop is a shameless threat to the UK's integrity - it must be ditched

Owen Polley - 31 Jul 2019

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Bonfires and the Boyne - how the Twelfth divides Northern Ireland

Owen Polley - 12 Jul 2019

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Alliance's election surge is a challenge to Ulster's unionists

Owen Polley - 29 May 2019

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Whatever Penny Mordaunt's intentions, a solution for Northern Ireland veterans remains unlikely

Owen Polley - 16 May 2019

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The hatred that drives republican violence has nothing to do with Brexit

Owen Polley - 23 Apr 2019

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The case for the backstop is unravelling

Owen Polley - 26 Mar 2019

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Is Theresa May's deal dead?

Owen Polley - 12 Mar 2019

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Is there now clear blue water between the DUP and the ERG on Brexit?

Owen Polley - 15 Feb 2019

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The backstop has backfired

Owen Polley - 23 Jan 2019

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The Government's Northern Ireland Brexit paper won't reassure Unionists

Owen Polley - 10 Jan 2019

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Ulster unionists want a Brexit deal. Just not this one

Owen Polley - 12 Dec 2018

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The DUP has clear red lines, but what does the party want from Brexit?

Owen Polley - 23 Nov 2018

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Unionists are rightly wary of May's 'swimming pool Brexit'

Owen Polley - 14 Nov 2018

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If Roger Scruton can't contribute to public life, who can?

Owen Polley - 8 Nov 2018

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A deal with the EU isn't worth breaking up the UK

Owen Polley - 24 Oct 2018

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No wonder the Government's Northern Ireland strategy isn't working

Owen Polley - 7 Sep 2018

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Northern Ireland cannot avoid direct rule for much longer

Owen Polley - 28 Aug 2018

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The real threat to the DUP is their handling of the past, not the present

Owen Polley - 13 Aug 2018

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A new gender recognition law risks entrenching identity politics

Owen Polley - 9 Jul 2018