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The visit of high-profile British politicians to Northern Ireland during the 2016 EU referendum campaign might have, if only briefly, moved the region to the centre of the debate about the UK and EU, the two larger unions of which it is a peripheral member. As it happened, coverage of these events in the indigenous press was muted, largely confined to the inside pages and eliciting little editorial comment or political response. This chapter argues that this low-key coverage was symptomatic of a feeling that Northern Ireland was marginal to the outcome of the EU referendum, despite the potential consequences of Brexit for the region and its border with the Republic of Ireland. Accentuating that sense of marginality was the 2016 EU referendum appearing as a peculiarly English dispute: the driving force behind the Brexit campaign an emergent English nationalism. Given the bitterness and divisiveness of the debate, the dispute in Northern Ireland over constitutional issues and identity no longer looks so alien and parochial. Indeed, the region may have something to teach England about sovereignty and national allegiance.
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News Letter, 1 March 2016.
News Letter, 10 June 2016.
‘North’s economy needs EU links says Cameron’, Irish News, 27 February 2016, p. 11.
News Letter, 29 February 2016, p. 4.
‘PM to target farmers in EU charm offensive’, News Letter, 27 February 2016, p. 8.
‘Leader certain about his main message’, News Letter, 27 February 2016, p. 4.
Belfast Telegraph, 27 February 2016, p. 2.
Belfast Telegraph, 27 February 2016, p. 25.
Ibid., p. 23.
‘Firms, farmers and fishermen can only gain from Brexit says Boris’, Irish News, 1 March 2016, p. 12.
‘Brexit a chance for NI farms and fisheries to get a better deal insists Boris’, Belfast Telegraph, 1 March 2016, p. 6.
‘The manufacturing success story behind London’s red buses’, News Letter, 1 March 2016, p. 14.
‘EU referendum campaign: David Cameron visits Northern Ireland’, BBC NI News online, 27 February 2016. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-35673442.
‘Coaker and UKIP leader in Brexit debate at Belfast campus’, Irish News, 2 March 2016, p. 6; and ‘Farage and Coaker clash during EU debate’, News Letter, 2 March 2016, p. 8.
‘Farage and Coaker argue the bit out in Belfast over Brexit (and have a bet on the side)’, Belfast Telegraph, 2 March 2016, p. 12.
‘Leaving Europe would trigger economic shock for vulnerable NI, warns Osborne’, Belfast Telegraph, 6 June 2016.
‘Profound economic shock for north warns Osborne’, Irish News, 6 June 2016, p. 14.
‘NI would take £1.3bn hit and lose 14,000 jobs if we pull out’, by George Osborne, Belfast Telegraph, 7 June 2016, p. 14.
Ibid., pp. 8–9.
Ibid., pp. 4–5.
‘Yesterday’s men: Major and Blair’, News Letter, 10 June 2016, p. 16.
‘Brexit risks peace and the UK itself, former rivals Blair and Major say’, Belfast Telegraph, 10 June 2016, pp. 8–9.
‘Foster, Dodds and Hoey all fiercely dismiss the ex-PMs’ , News Letter, 10 June 2016, p. 4.
‘Brexit a risk to peace—Say ex PMs’, Irish News, 10 June 2016, pp. 14–15.
Irish News, 23 June 2016, p. 18.
News Letter, 25 June 2016, p. 26.
Viewpoint ‘Politicians must stop finger-pointing, accept the electorate’s decision and heal divisions’, Belfast Telegraph, 25 June 2016, p. 19.
‘Now executive must provide leadership’, Irish News, 25 June 2016.
‘North’s future in EU on a knife edge’, Irish News, 23 June 2016, p. 1.
An analysis of the coverage of the referendum on the Good Friday Agreement is available in Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker ( 2010) The Propaganda of Peace: The Role of the Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Bristol: Intellect.
Quoted in Greg McLaughlin and Stephen Baker ( 2010) The Propaganda of Peace: The Role of the Media and Culture in the Northern Ireland Peace Process. Bristol: Intellect, p. 24.
Jon Snow, ‘Why is the EU referendum campaign so boring?’, Radio Times, 7 June 2016. http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-06-07/why-is-the-eu-referendum-campaign-so-boring.
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- Whither the ‘Hand of History’?: Northern Ireland Newspaper Coverage of the 2016 EU Referendum Campaign
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