Newton Emerson

Newton Emerson

Columnist for the Irish News and Sunday Times, cartoonish commentator at http://TheDetail.tv and presenter of Radio Ulster's What's Next.


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Newton Emerson: Leaked briefing notes show NIO's lines are wearing thin

Newton Emerson: Leaked briefing notes show NIO's lines are wearing thin

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A briefing note to secretary of state Karen Bradley, accidentally emailed to journalists by the Northern Ireland Office, show her ‘lines to take’ on a border poll are that she believes nationalists would not win it, the Good Friday Agreement test for a poll is therefore not met, so as Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said, discussing it at this time is “unhelpful and unnecessary.

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