In this Federal Trust video, Geoff Martin, former representative of the European Commission in Belfast and London, discusses the situation in Northern Ireland after the Windsor Framework. He expects an initiative from the British government designed to encourage the DUP to return to Stormont. Interest will then switch to the next General Election in the Republic. Even if Sinn Fein are in government after that election Geoff Martin does not believe a border poll will take place in the near future.

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Geoff Martin OBE, Inaugural head of the European Commission Office in Northern Ireland 1979–1984, and later Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK, 1993–2002.

Brendan Donnelly is the Director of the Federal Trust and a former MEP.