In the absence of devolution, a court ruling means that the government can no longer leave things to civil servants. What now?
Rival parties need to shut up if they really want to see the suspended DUP MP ousted.
The case of Ian Paisley Jr illustrates the formidable barriers.
Generation Identity has held half a dozen protests in Belfast since last August.
The DUP MP has been suspended for the Commons for 30 days. It could have lasting consequences at Westminster and in Northern Ireland
Despite the flare up of violence, Brexit has done more to put Irish unity on the agenda than ever before.
The political response to last week’s violence underlines the lack of will to restore devolution.
Theresa May now has cover to legislate for liberalisation - but the DUP could force her to then impose direct rule.
Yesterday’s Commons debate showed that while the bad press for the government will not subside, the political path to making abortions free, safe and legal in Northern Ireland is still unclear.
Arlene Foster has not ruled out future membership of a new customs union and that creates an opportunity for the government.
Any poll would be non-binding and is constitutionally unneccessary.