Re the front page story on Wednesday (‘Labour under fire for failing to back Union,’ November 24, see link below to the web version).
Why is the Labour party under fire?
They are taking a stance that is completely in line with what was agreed in the Good Friday Agreement.
Surely if anyone was to come under fire it would be those in Great Britain that would advocate for the Union if there was campaign for the unification of Ireland.
From the Good Friday Agreement:
Recognise that it is for the people of the island of Ireland alone, by agreement between the two parts respectively and without external impediment, to recognise their right of self determination action on the basis of consent, freely and concurrently given, North and South, to bring about an united Ireland, if this is their wish, accepting that this right must be achieved in conjunction with the agreement and consent of the majority of the people of Northern Ireland.
Perhaps everyone should re read it because of late there are a lot of misunderstanding and incorrect assumptions being ‘claimed’ as part of the Good Friday Agreement, which are inaccurate.
Mary Russell, Dundalk
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