Bill Emmott

The contributor for Republica.

Ireland’s Electoral Earthquake

Published On: February 19, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Bill Emmott

LONDON – Sinn Féin’s success in Ireland’s February 8 general election, where it headed the poll, has come as a shock, owing to the party’s historic ties to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and that organization’s association with violence. The cause of its success was domestic discontent, not nationalist fervor. Nevertheless, Sinn Féin’s victory will put Irish unity—and thus the future of Northern Ireland’s inclusion in the United Kingdom—firmly on the agenda.

Hard Brexit truths

Published On: January 7, 2019 12:30 AM NPT By: Bill Emmott

An honest Brexiteer should admit that leaving the EU on their terms may well lead to the dissolution of the UK

Bunga-bunga in Italy

Published On: January 10, 2018 12:21 AM NPT By: Bill Emmott

Italy is experiencing its fastest economic growth in more than a decade, though unemployment remains stubbornly high, at more than 11 percent