Referendum result not respected

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 3rd November 2016

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Stormont to hold a meeting with Sinn Fein over Brexit.  

Left to right.  Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD,  Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, Health Minister Michelle O'Neill and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured in his office during the meeting. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye
Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 3rd November 2016 Taoiseach Enda Kenny visits Stormont to hold a meeting with Sinn Fein over Brexit. Left to right. Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan TD, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams, Health Minister Michelle O'Neill and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness pictured in his office during the meeting. Picture by Jonathan Porter/Press Eye

There can be no denying that the overwhelming majority of British passport holders here contributed to the nation’s decision to exit the EU.

Whilst I did not expect Irish passport holders to support Brexit, I had hoped that in the interest of democracy and local stability the referendum result would be respected.

Letter to the editor

Letter to the editor

Alarmingly I find that the ‘sultans of sulk’ have tied the knot of unified defiant resistance. Not content with the result, they called an anti-British summit designed to challenge the wishes of the majority of British people and the authority of the national UK Government.

It is like an aggressive petitioning of people to disrespect democracy.

Together republicans and nationalists from both sides of the border have thrown down a toxic gauntlet. This dangerous alliance of skilled agitators is hell bent on establishing an illegitimate body in pursuit of what can only be described as their ‘fantasy island of Ireland’ dreams. Menacingly they have the temerity to install Dublin as their presiding officer charged to act for all the residents living in their imaginary land.

These reckless remoaners make loud noises about hard borders, but remain silent on immigration and illegal cross border trafficking of people and drugs. They push to redefine Brexit with outrageous scare mongering, yet not one jot of clarity is divulged about their plans to embrace a land border post Brexit.

A clearly enshrined border no longer separating the UK and the Republic of Ireland but a border disconnecting the United Kingdom from the Europe union. Of course there may be some early participants in this charade unwillingly involved in its obvious chicanery. They should step out now. However most of the main players have form. They see it as an opportunity to disrupt stability in Northern Ireland whilst furthering their ambitions at any cost for an all Ireland unitary state inside the EU. So whilst I am disappointed and concerned, it comes as no surprise to note just who turned up at the Taoiseach’s table. Thing is they must be stopped!

Insofar as the High Court ruling on a vote, it’s simple, Sinn Fein take their seats at Westminster.

David McNarry,

Ukip leader, Northern Ireland