Northern Ireland has gotten very complicated very quickly, after a historic election. The top party was Sinn Fein, a party that wants Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom. Brexit has left the territory on a knife-edge for years, and it all comes down to the Irish border. The election brought those issues to the forefront, and then paralysed the Northern Irish government. As the UK tries to break the deadlock, it risks unravelling two decades of peace.
In this episode:
- Leona O’Neill, journalism lecturer at Ulster University (@LeonaONeill1)
- Damian McGenity, Border Communities Against Brexit (@damian_mcgenity)
This episode was produced by Alexandra Locke with Ney Alvarez, Ruby Zaman, Negin Owliaei, Amy Walters and Malika Bilal. Our sound designer is Alex Roldan. Our lead of engagement is Aya Elmileik and Adam Abou-Gad is our assistant engagement producer.