Peter Geoghegan

Investigations editor at openDemocracy and the author of A Difficult Difference: Race, Religion and the New Northern Ireland (Irish Academic Press).


Cover for: The troubles that lingered

Brexiters claim that the Northern Ireland question is exaggerated by the EU to keep the UK in its orbit. But, as the murder of journalist Lyra McKee showed, the potential for a renewed spiral of sectarian violence is very real. The central problem, writes Peter Geoghegan, is that every side believes it won the war. Equally damaging is the denialism of the British state over its role in the Troubles.

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