Corbyn Opposed Good Friday Agreement

Both views were recognized as legitimate. For the first time, the Irish Government has accepted, in a binding international agreement, that Northern Ireland should be part of the United Kingdom. [9] The Irish Constitution has also been amended to implicitly recognise Northern Ireland as part of the sovereign territory of the United Kingdom,[7] provided that a majority of the population of the island`s two jurisdictions accepts a united Ireland. On the other hand, the language of the agreement reflects a change in the legal emphasis placed by the United Kingdom from one for the Union to another for a united Ireland. [9] The agreement therefore left the question of future sovereignty over Northern Ireland indefinitely. [10] Jeremy Corbyn voted against the deal and opposed it in Parliament: Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the deal and, along with the vast majority of Westminster MPs, supported it by voting in favour of the Northern Ireland Act in July 1998 and saying: “We look forward to peace, hope and reconciliation in Ireland in the future.” The British Government is practically out of the equation and neither the British Parliament nor the people have, under this agreement, the legal right to hinder the achievement of Irish unity if it had the agreement of the people of the North and the South. Our nation is and will remain a nation of 32 counties. Antrim and Down are and will remain a part of Ireland, just like any county in the South. [20] Issues of sovereignty, civil and cultural rights, weapons dismantling, demilitarization, justice and policing were at the heart of the agreement.

Let us now remember how I could apologize to him for not answering my question in the last six months, even though I have asked him half a dozen times. No, nothing comes to me to imagine it, but it was so good of him to answer FINALLY AND to give such a detailed and complete answer when he finally did it and didn`t retain anything. And he obviously had no reason not to do it before, so why did he have…. Oh right, that`s what he`ll avoid answering, right! At the time, there were very few decent MPs on the Tory side, but a number of good Labour. .