Skip to comments.Remain Media Quiet as Court Rules No Deal Brexit Does Not Breach Irish Peace Deal
Posted on 09/14/2019 10:59:06 AM PDT by BeauBo
The High Court of Northern Ireland has ruled that a no-deal Brexit would not breach the Good Friday Agreement, which supports the peace process in the British province. Northern Ireland, known colloquially as Ulster, was for decades wracked with violence perpetrated by terrorists claiming to be fighting on behalf of the minority of the population which supports leaving the United Kingdom and uniting with the Republic of Ireland, and to a lesser extent by loyalist paramilitaries.
This conflict, known as The Troubles, was significantly wound down by the Good Friday Agreement, or Belfast Agreement, signed in the 1990s...
Campaigners seeking to block a No Deal Brexit went to court claiming the possible introduction of a customs border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would break the terms of the Belfast Agreement, but Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey has now ruled that this is not the case.
[T]he Belfast Agreement was [not] predicated on the basis that UK membership of the EU would continue forever, the judge explained, nor could the agreement be construed as requiring a customs Union or continued regulatory alignment.
Indeed, there is already a so-called hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with respect to VAT rates, currency, and excise duties, despite their shared membership of the European Union.
Kate Hoey MP, a popular Brexiteer and one of only a handful of politicians in Labours parliamentary party to still carry the torch for its once-proud tradition of euroscepticm, noticed that the Northern Irish ruling had received relatively little mainstream media coverage
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that’s a big step, they were counting on the backstop thing to slay brexit
Just give it back to The Republic to which it belongs.
Stop the UK colonialism and let the folks solve their troubles.
Was Ulster ever a part of the Irish Republic?
“known colloquially as Ulster” means not a legal term.
But Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry and Tyrone are.
And those names have been around for quite some time.
Judea and Samaria or part of the Occupied Territories?
A name gives identity, existence and ownership.
I apologize for being lazy.
A lot more people there want to remain part of the UK than join the Irish republic.
Their wishes don’t factor into your thinking at all?
"The Plantation of Ulster (Irish: Plandáil Uladh) was the organised colonisation (or plantation) of Ulster by people from Great Britain (especially Presbyterians from Scotland). Private plantation by wealthy landowners began in 1606...
"Attorney-General for Ireland in 1609, Sir John Davies [explained]: 'A barbarous country must be first broken by a war before it will be capable of good government; and when it is fully subdued and conquered, if it be not well planted and governed after the conquest, it will eftsoons return to the former barbarism.'
"In the 19th century, Ulster had the only large-scale industrialisation and became the most prosperous province on the island. In the latter part of the century, ...Belfast became famous in this period for its huge dockyards and shipbuilding.
"Northern Ireland's current politics originate from these late 19th century disputes over Home Rule that would have devolved some powers of government to Ireland, and which Ulster Protestants usually opposedfearing for their religious rights... also not trusting politicians from the agrarian south and west to support the more industrial economy of Ulster."
“In October negotiations opened in London between members of the British government and members of the Dáil, culminating in the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty on 6 December 1921...Treaty applied only to the 26 counties, and the government of the Free State had neither de facto nor de jure power in Northern Ireland.
“Just give it back to The Republic to which it belongs.”
So would you “give back” West Virginia to Virginia?
What if Virginia doesn’t want it back?
Colloquially? Ulster is one of the four provinces of Ireland and has been for 1,000+ years.
Three of Ulster's counties--Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal--are part of the Irish Republic. The rest are part of the United Kingdom and have never been part of the Irish Republic.
I wonder if the same enthusiasm for a separate Norther Island still exists given the waning influence of Catholicism in the Republic of Ireland?
Northern Ireland has voted several times and most people wanted to stay with the Crown. If you don’t like it, too bad.
Breitbart is like the guardian, the titles are clickbait half truths.
One if the three judicial zones in the UK, Scotland, ruled the prorogation unlawful. The other two said it was lawful.
None of these verdicts push Brexit closer or further
I think this Irish ruling was over a separate issue.
Remainers argued that the border issue in Ireland would be a violation of the Good Friday Peace accord with the IRA.
The court ruled that it would not violate the agreement.
They also pointed out that substantial border controls are already in place for economic issues, which kind of throws cold water on the fear mongers who try to promote the idea that an inter-Irish border is infeasible. It is already there.
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