- Nov 11, 2010
Seven and a half centuries of colonial exploitation is not 'simplistic'.
Irish did not 'chose' to live on the neighbouring island.
Their land was confiscated, their livliehoods were destroyed, some were being starved to death, their economic life was destroyed.
After seven and a half centuries of that the people in charge in London signed the following when they signed the Good Friday Agreement.
'Wishing to develop still further the unique relationship between their peoples and the close co-operation between their countries as friendly neighbours and as partners in the European Union;'
To see racist Brexiteers tear up that agreement is to witness contempt for fellow human beings at its most foul.
Given that any country was able to leave the EU under the EU's own rules, it's obvious that the GFA is not being torn up.
The ROI and the UK can still have a friendly relationship if one is outside the EU, an one is in it.
The core principles of the GFA remain in place. The GFA did not guarantee that both the ROI and the UK would always remain within the EU.
Things change. This isn't a big issue.