Sinn Féin leader attacks Brexit Britain’s ‘blatant disregard for Ireland and peace process’

The President of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald has attacked the British government for a having a “blatant disregard” for Ireland and the need to uphold the Good Friday Agreement that has ensured peace in the North for the last 20 years.

Mrs McDonald made the comments after the former Brexit Secretary David Davis admitted that the UK government had a “blind spot” when it came to Ireland. He accepted that British ministers had failed to understand Ireland’s difficulties over Brexit.

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British children should be taught Irish history, says former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern says British children should have to learn Irish history in schools to counter the “sheer ignorance” displayed by leading politicians who support Brexit.

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In particular, he believes a “crash course” is needed in the reasons why Ireland was partitioned to create Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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Sinn Féin tells Britain there must be a United Ireland referendum if there’s a No Deal Brexit

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald has told British Prime Minister Theresa May that there must be a referendum on Irish unity in the event of a No Deal Brexit.

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The possibility of Britain crashing out of the European Union without a deal increased when Mrs May had to suspend a vote in the House of Commons on her Brexit withdrawal agreement because she knew it would be heavily defeated.

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British politicians apologise to Ireland for outrageous comments by their Brexiteer colleagues

The last few months have seen a procession Brexit supporting British politicians making outrageous comments about Ireland.

Some of the worst examples include comments such as the Irish should know their place that the threat of food shortages should be used to ensure that Ireland helped facilitate a good Brexit deal for Britain. And of course, there was the much criticised comments from Stanley Johnson that the Irish should be left to shoot each other if they didn’t toe the line over the Northern Ireland border.

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Former Irish ambassador slams British attitudes and says for first time, Ireland has the upper hand

A former Irish ambassador has slammed the “breath-taking ignorance of history” shown by some Brexit supporting British politicians.

Bobby McDonagh was Ireland’s ambassador to the UK between 2009-13. During that time, he says he worked happily and harmoniously with his British counterparts for the mutual benefit of Ireland and the UK.

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