SF leader Michelle O'Neill Easter Statement - Brexit puts Irish Unity back on the agenda

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BREXIT HAS RETURNED IRISH UNITY TO POLITICAL AGENDA, SAYS MICHELLE O’NEILL



Brexit has placed Irish unity back on the political agenda almost a century on from partition, Sinn Féin’s Michelle O’Neill has told her party’s Easter Rising commemoration.

Delivering the annual oration at Glasnevin cemetery in Dublin on the 101st anniversary of the rebellion, the republican party’s Stormont leader said the UK’s departure from the European Union despite a majority in Northern Ireland voting Remain had “changed everything”.

“The Brexit referendum result has swept away many of the previous political assumptions about the constitutional, political and economic status quo in Ireland,” she said.

“Ireland’s political landscape, North and South, will change dramatically – and this poses a severe threat to the Good Friday Agreement and the political and economic future of the island.

“This has brought the issue of Irish reunification firmly back on to the political agenda.

“The people of the North clearly voted to see their future in the European Union in the referendum last June. Those who voted remain came from all walks of life. They were nationalists, unionists, republicans and others.

“They did so not because the EU is such a great institution, but because it is in their best interests politically, socially and economically and because they did not want to see any strengthening of the border in Ireland.

“The British government’s reckless Brexit agenda offers nothing to the people of the north who are being dragged out against our will.

“The Brexit referendum was driven by the narrow, right-wing interests of the most hard-line elements of the British Tory party and the far right of Ukip. These parties have never shown any regard for the North of Ireland or our people.

“Since the referendum, Theresa May and her government have done nothing to indicate this has changed. In fact, they have blatantly ignored the democratic will of the majority of the people of the north.” - Brexit has returned Irish unity to political agenda, says Michelle O'Neill ...
 

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That's why the Anti Irish Cretin tried to prevent it... :rolleyes:

Away back to Gerry & trampoline with a few Dogs there - ya balloon!
 

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Her 'yellow hair' only fools fools.

Yet could we turn the years again,
And call those exiles as they were
In all their loneliness and pain,
You’d cry, ‘Some woman’s yellow hair
Has maddened every mother’s son’:
They weighed so lightly what they gave.
But let them be, they’re dead and gone,
They’re with O’Leary in the grave.
 

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And that they tried to keep it of the Agenda with Bremain :rolleyes:

Still no Date for a Border Poll...
 

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SF are lost at sea.

How on Earth have they become EU shills?

The best way to avoid a hard border is to campaign for Irexit.
Then, Irish people (not Brussels) can decide their future relations with their neighbours.
Mary Lou, the head shill... She has no shame- how the fuck does she not hang her head in shame every day of her god forsaken life?

 
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SF's statement that only Brexit was driven by "right-wing elements" is an insult to the mainly working class bloc who faced down the Establishment (mainly Remain).
I'm shocked at how out of touch they are regarding feelings right across Europe regarding the EU.

Even groups like Podemos and Syriza are mainly supported by a majority anti-EU demographic.
Recent polls showed only 30% of Podemos members wanted Spain to remain in the EU.
 

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SF's statement that only Brexit was driven by "right-wing elements" is an insult to the mainly working class bloc who faced down the Establishment (mainly Remain).
I'm shocked at how out of touch they are regarding feelings right across Europe regarding the EU.

Even groups like Podemos and Syriza are mainly supported by a majority anti-EU demographic.
Recent polls showed only 30% of Podemos members wanted Spain to remain in the EU.

It certainly is incredible, given that Sinn Féin spent 20 years and more campaigning against EEC membership, not to mind EU membership.
 
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