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: Lack of transparency in government crept in during direct rule

Newton Emerson: Lack of transparency in government crept in during direct rule

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Stormont’s top mandarin David Sterling, the man who actually runs Northern Ireland, has told the RHI inquiry that civil servants “got into the habit” of not minuting meetings with ministers to frustrate Freedom of Information requests, because the DUP and Sinn Féin are “sensitive to criticism.

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  1. A favoured rhetorical point of some Brexit supporters is to say: 'We won't create a hard Irish border in the event… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  2. Newton Emerson animated: ‘Maximum facilitation’ still means a sea border thedetail.tv/articles/maxim… pic.twitter.com/vYcxcsvtRl

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  3. Well, there you go. pic.twitter.com/WKShcpkz3A

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  4. .@NewtonEmerson: Despite court ruling, expect civil servants to muddle on for another year ://www.irishnews.com/opi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  6. According to the #Telegraph Britain will remain aligned to customs union until high-tech solutions are ready. Iris… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  7. David Sterling head of NI Civil Service says arc21 judgment has potentially wide-ranging implications for decision-… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  9. The Commons' Public Accounts Committee has today published a withering report about the £23 billion GB RHI scheme.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  11. .@NewtonEmerson - How pathetic for adults to be arguing over what tune to play at the start of a child's game… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  13. Please RT today's latest news and keep this public #Justiceforclaire @NewtonEmerson @AlexKane221b @vinnybelfasttwitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  14. Opinion on the inquest backlog rather than police investigations might lie behind Theresa May's incorrect claim onl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  15. Leo Varadkar offers a guarded welcome to Theresa May's post-Brexit customs plan bloom.bg/2KHXfA5 pic.twitter.com/R0NMXEM2zg

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  16. This is farcical: > Tom Watson proposes punitive legal costs regime for newspapers. > Exempts The Guardian. > The… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  17. .@campaignforleo confirms there's a clear difference of opinion between Dublin & London on how to resurrect NI powe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  18. Further to today's Irish News piece about Troubles attacks on customs officers, I should add that UDR Major Ivan To… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

  19. Why Windrush and Brexit might mean ID cards, north and south. thedetail.tv/articles/why-w… pic.twitter.com/Zd1VhtHJo3

  20. .@NewtonEmerson - Scene is set for a bonfire problem this summer #premium irishnews.com/opinion/column… pic.twitter.com/V2UW4XtIk3

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  21. @NewtonEmerson says it was a mistake to focus on "flags, slogans, election posters and so on....they provoke mistru… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  22. This is basically PSNI saying "you can pass whatever traffic legislation you want, but we aren't able to enforce it… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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  24. @jl_owen @Jacob_Rees_Mogg Which brings us to the DUP. The reality is the DUP is more pro-Union than it is pro Har… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

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