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Fintan O’Toole is a columnist at the Irish Times and author of Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain (Apollo)
What our long history of toppling monuments tells us about our divisive relationship with the past
Northern Ireland is being used for proxy wars against the EU, as if the place has not had enough of the real kind of war.
Boris Johnson believes that post-Brexit Britain is an exceptional, “world-beating” power. Yet it has proved itself incapable of fulfilling its most basic responsibility: keeping its citizens safe.
God forbid that a leading Brexiteer should have to own the mess he has helped create.