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The end of the Good Friday Agreement | Ben Habib


Over three years have passed since the Northern Ireland Protocol was conceived to rip Northern Ireland out of the United Kingdom. It was the EU’s aim to punish the UK for voting to leave and Northern Ireland was the price they extracted. There can be no one in our government who does not understand this, yet they sit idly by while the province’s plight worsens.

Endless pointless negotiations have taken place with Maros Sefcovic, Vice President of the EU. These negotiations cannot achieve anything because Sefcovic has a mandate only to tinker at the edges of the Protocol. He recently said with political will the differences between the EU and the UK over the Protocol could be addressed. He means the opposite. He hopes for the customary absence of political will at Westminster and a British capitulation. Sefcovic is certain to get what he wants.

Meanwhile, Chris Heaton-Harris and Steve Baker have converted from being Brexiteers to Irish nationalists. Heaton-Harris keeps berating the DUP for not re-forming Stormont. He threatened to call elections unless the DUP immediately came to heel. It is lost on him that it is not the restoration of Stormont which is required; it is the restoration of Northern Ireland to its rightful place within the United Kingdom. It is also lost on him that there can be no legitimate democratic elections in Northern Ireland for as long as it is itself deprived of democracy through the imposition on it of foreign laws adjudicated by a foreign court.

The Foreign Secretary, James Cleverly frames his comments about discussions with Sefcovic within the context of upholding the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement. He seems to be deliberately ignoring that it is the Protocol which breaches that Agreement. So when our government concedes the Protocol, Stormont will be dead and buried; and with it, the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement.

There is no hope of Sunak standing up for our country. He is a bean counter. He has no affinity for the integrity of the United Kingdom or its sovereignty. He claims to be a Brexiteer but his actions indicate otherwise. He will be prepared either to ditch Northern Ireland or align the entire UK with the EU to mask the effects of the Protocol.

What he fails to appreciate is the simmering resentment he and his predecessors have caused. People are sick of the broken promises and betrayal by Westminster. They want Brexit properly delivered. They want Northern Ireland back in the UK. They want EU laws off our statute books. They want our government to control our laws, our borders, our cash and our fish.

What this Conservative and Unionist government has delivered is a fractured country, a broken economy and a promise of much more pain in the future. As rare as it is, this latter promise I am sure they will keep.

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24/12/22


Well spoken, Mr John Roberts! About time genuine Ulster citizens began to speak out the truth of our past 25 years of second-class status since the politically banal signing of the Good Friday Agreement. Well done, man! Truth is a two-edged sword - let us weld it well. (Hebrews 4:12)


Come and hear more of such forthright truth at the 25th Anniversary gathering at the grave of 'Ulster's Braveheart', Billy Wright, at 3pm, 27th December, Seagoe Graveyard, Portadown. ALL who love truth & Ulster are welcome!


Dr C.K. McClinton


Ulster Christians

www.ulsterchristians.org

Email: watchman696@tutanota.com

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John Roberts
John Roberts
Dec 21, 2022

The Good Friday Agreement is Dead & it’s rotten corpse should be buried right next to the Protocol.


The GFA was nothing more than a Republican Appeasement Policy, a Policy that was sold around the world as some sort of Northern Ireland Peace Process.

It brought about nothing, zero, ziltch for the Unionist Community.


No Truth.

No Justice.

No Accountability

No Better Housing.

No Better Jobs.

No Better Education.

No Shared Spaces.

No Shared Future.

No Admission to the Institutionalised Irish State Collusion that left tens of thousands of Northern Ireland Citizens Murdered or Maimed.


It did bring PUL People & Cultural Oppression.

It did bring British Identity Erosion.


But Sinn Fein having received all of the above even went…


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20/12/22


Ben Habib astutely writes: "What he fails to appreciate is the simmering resentment he and his predecessors have caused. People are sick of the broken promises and betrayal by Westminster. They want Brexit properly delivered. They want Northern Ireland back in the UK. They want EU laws off our statute books. They want our government to control our laws, our borders, our cash and our fish."


I reply: As a Loyalist veteran of the entire Troubles-period, Sir, I fully concur as to what you have described as 'the simmering resentment various British Prime Ministers and Government officials have caused...' to Loyal Ulster people.


However, I would go much further in my own personally experienced perception of the current level…


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