Northern Ireland illustrates the threat Brexit poses for the UK’s political stability

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Publication Date 08/03/2017
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Northern Ireland held elections on 2 March 2017 against the backdrop of the UK’s preparations for leaving the European Union. Janice Morphet writes that Brexit raises several important questions about Northern Ireland’s status within the UK which could also have a major impact on the nature of devolution across the rest of the country.

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ESO: Background information: Northern Ireland: Assembly Election, 2 March 2017 - Sinn Féin makes major gains in Northern Ireland elections
ESO: Background information: Northern Ireland and Brexit: Struggling and divided over ‘what next’
ESO: Background information: PM statement after talks with Enda Kenny: 30 January 2017
Blog: LSE EuroppBlog, 29.03.17: Now Article 50 has been triggered, will the United Kingdom survive?
ESO: Background information: Will Brexit break up the UK?
Blog: LSE Brexit, 06.04.17: Brexit’s implications for Northern Ireland may be destabilising, but not fatal

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