The “unsinkable” Titanic was built in Belfast, Northern Ireland’s modern-day capital city. Now HMS Brexit threatens to sink the nation. Britain’s Channel 4 News condenses a century of Anglo-Irish history in an effort to decipher the current political shipwreck to those seeking a brief, basic analysis of why Brexit talks have run aground.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why Northern Ireland’s border with the Republic of Ireland is Brexit’s most complicated issue;
- Why none of the political actors with skin in the game wishes to see the erection of a hard border; and
- Why it will be difficult to find a solution that satisfies the European Union, Northern Ireland’s unionists and the wider British electorate.
About the Speaker
On air since 1982, Channel 4 News is the main news program on British television broadcaster Channel 4.