Saturday October 24, 2020

Warm gestures mean much in a cold war on this island

Saying the Good Friday Agreement trumps Brexit is not helpful in terms of bringing all sides to the table

11th March, 2018
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‘Brexit has reopened a cold war between North and south,” said historian Paul Bew last week. Bew spoke at a symposium in Dublin on the centenary of the death of John Redmond; I talked to him afterwards. Seeking lessons from history to help understand the current context, he referred to both Redmond’s era and the era of the Good Friday Agreement.

John Redmond had an extraordinary amount in common with his...

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