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Northern Ireland and the withdrawal agreement

Swan, Sean (2019) Northern Ireland and the withdrawal agreement. Democratic Audit Blog (19 Oct 2019). Blog Entry.

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Boris Johnson’s proposed withdrawal agreement with the EU, which Parliament votes on today, establishes different customs arrangements for Northern Ireland than for Great Britain, to avoid a hard border with the Republic of Ireland. Sean Swan explains how having differential arrangements for Northern Ireland and Great Britain is not novel, and is a reflection of long-existing realities in Northern Ireland’s governance. For them to have democratic legitimacy, though, the Northern Ireland Assembly needs to be reconvened.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 19:24
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:50

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