Brexit and the North

Glenn Patterson and SDLP MP for Belfast South Claire Hanna in conversation with Dave O’Connell

The majority in Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU but has failed to insist on a course which is, arguably, very much in its best interests. What are the divisions within Northern society that have led to the current situation, and how will Brexit play out for the different communities there?

To deal with these questions and more, we heard from Glenn Paterson, novelist and author of Backstop Land and Claire Hanna, SDLP MP for Belfast South. Dave O’Connell, Editor of the Connacht Tribune, moderated the discussion.

Claire Hanna participated in this event via video

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