1 July 2022

The CapX Podcast: Owen Polley on Protocol politics



Too often neglected and misunderstood by both politicians and commentators on this side of the Irish Sea, Northern Ireland has in recent years been thrust into the spotlight by the intense wrangling over post-Brexit trade arrangements,. Just this week, the Government’s bill to change that arrangement passed its second reading in the House of Commons – much to the chagrin of those who accuse Boris Johnson of trampling over international law.

For this week’s episode of The CapX Podcast we decided to get the inside track from one of the province’s most astute Unionist commentators, Owen Polley. Owen is a weekly columnist with the Belfast Newsletter and a regular contributor to CapX on all things Northern Irish. He’s also the author of a pamphlet titled An Agenda for Northern Ireland after Brexit.


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John Ashmore is Editor of CapX.