Theresa May fears to speak of '98 - Anderson
Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said Theresa May is in denial about the huge damage Brexit will do to the Good Friday Agreement.
Martina Anderson said:
"In all of the commentary around the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, practically everyone reflected on the current threat posed to the agreement by Brexit.
"However British Prime Minister Theresa May barely mentioned the anniversary beyond her usual blandishments and made absolutely no reference to Brexit and the failures of her government to implement the Good Friday Agreement.
"Is this because she knows that the Brexit agreement being pursued by her government is totally incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement and will undermine it?
"Or is it because she us worried about upsetting her allies in the DUP who have never supported the Good Friday Agreement and to whom she is in hock to for her position?
"Perhaps this is why Theresa May is afraid to speak of '98. She knows it will undermine a hard-won and legally binding agreement.
"The Good Friday Agreement needs to be protected in all of its parts from Brexit and the best way to do that is to secure special status for the north within the EU."