I just read an intesting thread on twitter that I wasn’t really ware of:
The TL;DR of it is this: Because the of a major corruption scandal perpetrated by the DUP, Northern Ireland currently doesn’t really have a government. The DUP (far-right, wants Northern Ireland to remain a part of the UK) was in charge, but their party leader had to resign as head of government after the scandal, but refused to resign as party leader. The other major party in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin (left wing, wants a united Ireland), made forming a new government conditional on her resigning. This has become a stalemate that has now dragged on for three months and should be resolved with the help of the UK government, but considering that now is formally aligned with the DUP there is no reason for SF to trust their judgement.