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Sausage wars leave bitter taste
The imbroglio of the Northern Ireland protocol has served to demonstrate just how important EU membership was to the peace process – and the scale of the instability we now face.
Where next for health reform?
Before Covid-19, reform of Health and Social Care was the biggest challenge facing Stormont. That challenge remains, but the ability to meet it may be diminished.
Westminster needs to prioritise replacing EU funding
The delay – or complete absence – of a consultation on the planned UK Shared Prosperity Fund is not encouraging. Perhaps this week will bring some news.
Skills shortages: the meaning and consequences of barriers to growth
The third sector employs more than 50,000 people in Northern Ireland. However, organisations say they struggle to find suitable candidates for new jobs. Brexit won’t help.
Northern Ireland in no position to take a one-two-three punch
Brexit, Welfare Reform and the health service – each is at a major moment for NI policy. But these are not independent issues. Any failures will compound. This could be disastrous.
Echoes from the past - the crisis that tore the Tories apart
Political commentators keep comparing the political chaos over Brexit to the crisis that engulfed politics when the Corn Laws were repealed. So what happened in the 1840s? Scope finds fascinating historical resonances…
There will be unfortunate irony if Brexit is terrible - but the UK already had real problems
Some major issues that drove Brexit could worsen after we leave the EU. This says some interesting things not just about the UK's decision - but also about the status quo we are leaving behind.
Political uncertainty puts UK charities on the back foot
A large project mapping the environment for philanthropy around the world says the UK suffers in comparison with its European peers.
Third sector: “We must remain in the single market and customs union”
NICVA has joined together with partner organisations in Scotland and Wales to compile a list of key aims for the UK’s withdrawal of the EU. Top of the list is membership of the single market and customs union.
Brexit, the border and other European contexts
Carys Brown looks at how other European countries manage their borders with the EU and examines the implications for Northern Ireland.
Brexit pitfalls for medical science – and patients - are real, but can be avoided
Scope talks with British Heart Foundation CEO Simon Gillespie about concerns for cardiovascular research in the wake of Brexit - and how UK legislators can avoid harming our world-class research sector and the patients that rely on it.