Thursday 25 May 2017

The North needs the EU just as much as we do

The current DUP leader, Arlene Foster, plunged in unthinkingly to announce her support for the Leave campaign Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
The current DUP leader, Arlene Foster, plunged in unthinkingly to announce her support for the Leave campaign Picture: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tim Pat Coogan

Anglo-Irish relationships are currently at a better state of equilibrium than I can remember them at practically any other stage in a long life of researching the outcome of the entanglement of British and Irish history.

Naturally, I would like to see them not merely stay that way, but see the current harmonious situation, which owes so much to the Good Friday Agreement, being built on and improved.

I therefore find it appalling that there seems to be no advertence on the part of what might be termed the Ukip mind-set, which advocates leaving the EU, of the risk to Anglo-Irish friendship posed by Brexit.

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