Planet Normal: What really sparked violence in Northern Ireland – and how will it end?

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    Ray Bassett, former senior Irish diplomat lands on Planet Normal following some of the worst violence in Northern Ireland in decades. As one of the key architects of the Good Friday Agreement, he gives Telegraph columnists Liam Halligan and Allison Pearson the inside track on a turbulent week, and tells Planet Normal why he believes no side has truly stuck to the agreement. Plus Ray shares some disquieting words about the EU’s implementation of post-Brexit border checks.

    Elsewhere, it’s not only the weather that’s frosty… Allison and Liam give a particularly cool reception to Boris Johnson’s recent attempts to credit the lockdown – and not the vaccine rollout – with a fall in UK Covid cases. Plus Allison pays a moving tribute to The Duke of Edinburgh ahead of his funeral on Saturday – and another listener scoops up a coveted Planet Normal mug for email of the week.

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