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An interview with David Byrne
Graham Spencer

achieve political objectives without being constrained by the legal opinion of judges interpreting a legal text. This appears to be the case whether it’s a written constitution, the Treaty of Rome or the European Convention on Human Rights. For instance, there was a strong reaction in Britain to the judgment of the UK Supreme Court last year [in 2017] on the role of Parliament on the Brexit case when the Court

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
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Securing us?
Lee Jarvis and Tim Legrand

(illiberal, anti-democratic, intolerant and unjust) terrorist others. It also builds on and feeds into rhetorical and political dynamics occurring in times, places and contexts not immediately related to counter-terrorism. Those contexts might be contemporary – the recent ‘Remain’ and ‘Leave’ Brexit campaigns, for example, made significant and contrasting plays of British national identity, traditions and heritage. They might also be historical or mnemonic in nature – for instance Enoch Powell’s (1968) ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech which invoked the threat posed by political

in Banning them, securing us?
Mariela Breen-Smyth

shift to the right led to calls for the reinforcement of borders and the ending of free movement. The UK vote to leave the European Union – BREXIT – and the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency further emboldened right-wing activists. But this growth goes back further. In 2005, the FBI reported that right-wing groups articulating racial supremacy, anti-federalism and Christian fundamentalism had formed domestic militias and special interest groups. These had started ‘to overtake left-wing extremism as the most dangerous, if not the most prolific, domestic

in Encountering extremism
An interview with Rory Montgomery
Graham Spencer

–Irish relationship have come from great symbolic advances, such as the visit of the Queen, who also invited our President back to Britain. Close co-operation on various EU matters [note: this conversation took place before the June 2016 Brexit referendum] and the fact that our two defence forces have recently entered into a memorandum of understanding about a range of joint training and other activities outside of

in Inside Accounts, Volume II
An interview with Eamonn McKee
Graham Spencer

that is why we can be inspired for the future. But if you have Brexit, then that creates a huge problem. Certainly for the Northern Ireland agricultural community and unionists, who are based on a rural economy, that has got massive implications. The question is, can the relationships we have created in that triangle prove durable enough to deal with that? Do you think that the limits of

in Inside Accounts, Volume II