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The Irish Backstop Would Undermine The Good Friday Agreement. But Not In The Way You Think!

Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on January 31, 2019

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You have probably heard for the last twelve months about the ‘Irish Backstop‘ during the Brexit negotiations. It is essentially a guarantee by the UK Government that there will be no return of a ‘hard’ border (One with check points) between Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic, less this would cause friction between the Unionist and Republican communities at the least or contravene the Good Friday Agreement altogether.

It was one of the ‘Red Lines’ laid down by UK Prime minister Theresa May and the EU, a red line that has been thoroughly exploited by the European Union, the Irish Republic and remain voters alike. So much so that it has become the focal point during negotiations and the discussion and debate of it in both houses of the UK Parliament frequently.

I am not saying there is nothing to worry about as Unionist and Republican terrorist groups would take any opportunity to start a campaign against each other and the public too. There is a very real danger violence could start once again. However, the way the UK Government has used it as a ‘red line’ and make some kind of bargaining tool later on, is disgusting. Also the way the EU and the Irish Republic have also used it to give the UK a bloody nose in negotiations, has also been equally disgusting.

With the fear of violence being used as political leverage, the UK accepted the backstop, this would then in theory guarantee no hard border on the island of Ireland as there would be a ‘customs Union’ providing frictionless trade. The issue with this is that the UK would be stuck in a supposed ‘temporary’ customs union with the EU until it could provide an answer to the border question in Ireland, an answer that is possibly going to take a long time to find. So if the UK leaves the temporary customs union after the UK economy has transitioned from the EU (but not created a new trade deal, as that probably wouldn’t happen either until the UK has answered the border question), then it could be seen as the UK breaking the Good Friday Agreement.

However, this week one of the UK politicians who worked on the Good Friday Deal, Paul Bew, has said that even entering in to the backstop is a breach of the agreement. You can read his piece here. He basically says that because the ‘Withdrawal Agreement‘ (which would contain the temp customs union) would involve handing power over to the institutions of the EU, giving them power over North and Southern Ireland, would contravenes the Good Friday Agreement, as

“… regulations, previously within the disposal of the parties to the 1998 Good Friday Agreement within Northern Ireland, would be handed to agencies outside their control...”

He continued “The startling effect of this would be that a Good Friday Agreement – created in 1998 to ensure bottom-up consent – would now be replaced by a top-down arrangement. This would not protect the Good Friday Agreement but subvert it.

Mr. Bew also warned that “The suspicion will be aroused among them [The Unionist population] that the Republic of Ireland will have, under the Backstop, a greater directive power over Northern Ireland affairs. It will take politics in Northern Ireland beyond the legitimacy of the model agreed in 1998.

However, this doesn’t mean there is no solution, under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, Bew says

In the interests of protecting the Good Friday Agreement, any Backstop arrangements which might be agreed primarily to protect the economy of the Irish Republic in a context of crisis can only be temporary. In short, the obligations of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement – which the backstop claims to protect – require that it can only be a temporary arrangement and this must be put in explicit, legally binding terms.

So, in short the backstop has to have a time limit written into it that all sides agree to, or it breaks the terms of the Good Friday Agreement. Though with the current political fudging, feet dragging and unwillingness to discuss the issue properly, I cannot see this happening.

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Paisly The Tommytanker!

Posted by DeadAnarchistPhil on November 12, 2006

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                                                 Bigot = Wanker!
The face says it all! Don’t you just want to introduce his face or any other part of his body to your boot!? There really is no end to this mans religious hatred stupidity and bigotry. The Dr Rev Ian Paisley has on numerous occasions has brought to an abrupt end many peace process and started many sectarian riots and spawned many bigots like himself! And let me tell you he aint no doctor! He got his “Doctor” title from a man who is just as stupid bent and bigoted as him. The mans name in question escapes me at the moment, but nevertheless he only has the title doctor for his own twisted bigoted view on religion! Doctor of divinity, my arse!
  
Through out The Troubles in Northern Ireland he has only served to pour more petrol on the fire. We know both sides can be as bad as each other, but this man is a one man shit stirring machine. So before I start talking about political parties I would just like to say this about the people of Northern Ireland. The majority of both sides of the community have had no actual association with the violent campaigns waged, and most have not supported the violent representatives of their respective communities. Though why some would support this twat boggles the mind.
 
The regular campaigner against the legalisation of homosexuality, attended a meeting of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) in 1956 to discuss and organise the defence of Protestant areas against IRA activity. They formed the Ulster Protestant Action (UPA) to form vigilante patrols, to put up barricades and draw up lists of IRA suspects in Belfast and the rest of the province. So if your lookin’ for someone to blame for the modern troubles blame the IRA and the UUP. Even though the IRA threat never materialised in Belfast, and the IRA’s border campaign was just that, limited to the border, the UPA remained in being. And was later to become in 1966 the Protestant Unionist Party and this organisation would later help “DR NO!” to elevate himself to higher government and then to Westminster. And so began his reign of bigotry!
 
Now to some lesser known facts about the Rt. Rev Twat face! The Captain of the idiot squad opposed rights for the minority nationalist community (the Catholics). He also opposed the abolition of gerrymandering (basically twisting results of votes in the community to suit his party) of urban and country councils. In 1964 the patron saint of lunacy (apparently) caused two days of riots because he demanded that the RUC (POLICE) remove an Irish tricolour (the Republic of Ireland ‘s flag) from Sinn Fein’s Belfast offices. Fuckin’ unbelievable!
 
The list goes on and on, for these reasons and more the lanky old twisted  bigoted empty headed gobshitin’, religious practically murderin’ fundaMENTAList and leader of in deep shit city is this weeks wanker of the week!
 
How does it feel Ian you’ve just been WANKED! Ooopppps! I think im turning gay, you better
get on the campaign trail Ian, maybe go on a march or something with some luck you’ll drop dead! It would be better for all of us concerned. (TWAT!)    

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