14 December 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

As the Brexit debate reached a crucial stage in the United Kingdom, former British Prime Minister Sir John Major was in Ireland this week to remember his collaboration 25 years ago with the late Albert Reynolds in the Downing Street declaration that paved the way for the peace process. He criticised what he said was the “breathtaking ignorance” unionist leaders and Eurosceptics had shown over the Irish border during the Brexit debate.

Sir John called for calm but warned that the imposition of a hard border was a possibility as a result of Theresa May’s decision on Monday to defer a crucial parliamentary vote on the withdrawal agreement British negotiators had reached with the EU. Speaking on behalf of the government at the inaugural Albert Reynolds lecture in Longford, the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys TD said the partnership of the Irish and British governments, which underpinned the peace process, had always succeeded in moving the process forward successfully, and…

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