Thursday 19 January 2017

May's past statements on Ireland are worrying

Published 13/07/2016 | 02:30

'Aside from Brexit, Mrs May has in the past forcefully said she wanted the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, which underpins much of the Good Friday Agreement.' DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images
'Aside from Brexit, Mrs May has in the past forcefully said she wanted the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, which underpins much of the Good Friday Agreement.' DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images

Three weeks ago, Theresa May wandered the streets of Co Down, speaking with a tone rather like that of the Grim Reaper.

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A Brexit, she warned, would bring despair and severely affect the island of Ireland.

It would be "inconceivable" that there would not be any changes to border arrangements and the agricultural sector would be particularly badly hit.

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