Eilis O'Hanlon: Are we really polls apart over the Good Friday Agreement? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk If the peace process was to collapse after Brexit it would not be the fault of those who voted to leave the EU and now expect the result to be delivered. Blame would lie entirely with those who chose to use violence in response to decisions with which they don't agree. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/eilis-ohanlon-are-we-really-polls-apart-over-the-good-friday-agreement-37406569.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/article37406568.ece/55b5a/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-11_opi_44812596_I1.JPG Email If the peace process was to collapse after Brexit it would not be the fault of those who voted to leave the EU and now expect the result to be delivered. Blame would lie entirely with those who chose to use violence in response to decisions with which they don't agree. It is still something of a shock, though, to discover that a staggering 87% of those who … [Read more...] about Eilis O’Hanlon: Are we really polls apart over the Good Friday Agreement?
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Latest: Sinn Féin has accused the DUP of showing a reckless disregard for the Good Friday Agreement after leader Arlene Foster claimed the peace deal was not sacrosanct.Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald insisted the 1998 accord between the Irish and UK Governments must not become a bargaining chip in the Brexit negotiations.She reacted angrily after Mrs Foster suggested the terms of the agreement could be altered in efforts to strike an EU exit deal.“Today’s comments by DUP leader Arlene Foster on the Good Friday Agreement are unacceptable and reveal a reckless disregard for the peace process, prosperity and progress,” said Mrs McDonald.Critics of Brexit on the island of Ireland have warned of its potential to undermine aspects of the international treaty, including its provisions for cross-border co-operation and rights protections.The DUP campaigned against the Good Friday Agreement when it was resoundingly endorsed in referenda on both sides of the … [Read more...] about Mary Lou McDonald: Arlene Foster’s comments on Good Friday Agreement are ‘reckless’
Sinn Fein slams Foster's Good Friday Agreement Brexit remarks - Allister asks 'why can't it be changed?' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Sinn Fein blasted Arlene Foster's comments on the Good Friday Agreement not being "sacrosanct" saying the peace accord could not be used as a bargaining chip in the Brexit talks. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/sinn-fein-slams-fosters-good-friday-agreement-brexit-remarks-allister-asks-why-cant-it-be-changed-37375693.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37375784.ece/4ed6c/AUTOCROP/h342/allister_mcdonald_.jpg Email Sinn Fein blasted Arlene Foster's comments on the Good Friday Agreement not being "sacrosanct" saying the peace accord could not be used as a bargaining chip in the Brexit talks. TUV MLA Jim Allister, however - pointing to to continued lack of government in Northern Ireland - asked why it couldn't be changed. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph the DUP leader praised the Brexit vision proposed by Boris … [Read more...] about Sinn Fein slams Foster’s Good Friday Agreement Brexit remarks
Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he is not advocating or asking for a referendum on Irish unity. The Labour leader said if he was to become prime minister, he would only trigger a border poll in line with the terms of the Good Friday Agreement - which stipulates that a vote can only be called if there is evidence that a majority in Northern Ireland would support reunification.Mr Corbyn, who in the past made no secret of his support for a united Ireland, was pressed on the issue on his first visit to Northern Ireland as Labour leader.He fielded questions from students at Queen's University in Belfast a day after his official spokesman said Mr Corbyn believed there was majority support for unification across the island of Ireland.A border poll, which would see separate votes north and south, can only be called if the UK Government believe a majority within Northern Ireland is in favour of unity.Asked by a politics student whether he would call a referendum if he became prime minister, Mr … [Read more...] about Corbyn pledged border poll in line with Good Friday Agreement
Barry Gardiner has said he was attempting to “advance thinking” when he claimed that Brexit risks to the Good Friday Agreement were being “played up” for economic reasons. The remarks from the shadow international trade secretary came as he also denied he was rubbishing party policy when confronted with his previous description of one of Labour’s Brexit tests as “bollocks”. In a heated interview on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, Mr Gardiner faced questions over whether he tells the truth in private or on television. Read more UN urges UK to not abandon EU environmental protections after Brexit The PM is boiling the Brexiteer frogs – very, very slowly As Brexit looms, speaker Bercow will need to be beyond reproach Brexit becomes key dividing line in Labour's Lewisham East contest Corbyn and May have more in common over Brexit than they think The host of the programme quoted him as saying: “There are real economic reasons why … [Read more...] about Barry Gardiner says he was trying to ‘advance thinking’ when claiming Good Friday Agreement ‘played up’ in Brexit talks