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Brexit extremists are pursuing a wrecker’s charter against the GFA

21 February, 2018 - by Declan Kearney


Sinn Féin National Chairperson Declan Kearney has challenged the recent attacks on the Good Friday Agreement from Brexiteers in England.

"Since 1998 the Good Friday Agreement has been under continuous attack from those within political unionism who remain opposed to the architecture and spirit of the Agreement.

"They have been persistent in their attempts to undermine the GFA and prevent its full implementation.

"The political crisis which has existed since December 2016 is the culmination of almost 20 years of kick back against the GFA from within political unionism.

"The reckless and highly irresponsible comments from some Brexit extremists in England exposes their own shallow and selfish disregard for the Irish peace process. Their interventions amount to a wrecker’s charter against the GFA and have the potential to further exacerbate the political crisis in the north.

"Instead of giving cover to those within political unionism who want to destroy the Agreement these opportunists would be better served addressing the mess that their extreme Brexit views has imposed on their own constituents in England.

"In the absence of political agreement on the reestablishment of power sharing and partnership institutions the two governments should move decisively to ensure full implementation of the GFA.”

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