The Good Friday Vehement

Northern Ireland descends into violence and it seems that Boris Johnson just doesn’t care. We ask Belfast-based political journalist Amanda Ferguson how much of the rioting is down to Brexit, or are the causes deeper? And does the border in the Irish Sea put us on course for worse troubles? Plus: Does public indifference over the death of Prince Philip indicate bad news for the future of the Monarchy? Or did we just know it all already from watching The Crown? And why it’s your duty to get out and shop.

  • “Unionists feel betrayed by Boris Johnson… They see their Britishness being diluted.” – Amanda Ferguson
  • “The Royal Family act as this kind of warped, gilded mirrors of ourselves.” – Ian Dunt
  • “We haven’t seen the end of this. All the grievances that were there before the riots are still there now.” – Amanda Ferguson
  • “The idea that Philip being obnoxious and rude ‘breaks the ice’ is just utterly ridiculous.” – Minnie Rahman
  • “We’re a country that has culture wars over children’s books. An elected head of state would be a culture war minefield.” - Ian Dunt

Presented by Naomi Smith with Minnie Rahman and Ian Dunt. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Audio production by Alex Rees. OH GOD, WHAT NOW? is a Podmasters production.


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