The Good Friday Agreement is in danger, but all is not lost

The Good Friday Agreement is in danger, but all is not lost

As tensions grow, Irish negotiators must keep the border issue at the forefront of their minds

The intervention by Labour MP Kate Hoey, along with Conservatives Daniel Hannan and Owen Paterson, calling for the scrapping of the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) was, in the context of the Brexit discussions, deeply opportunistic and irresponsible. It should be borne in mind, of course, that these politicians are long-time opponents of the GFA. They are trying to use the genuine difficulties of arriving at a new Irish border arrangement, post-Brexit, as an excuse to roll back the achievements of the last 20 years.

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