Tuesday 24 January 2017

The North needs the EU just as much as we do

Tim Pat Coogan

Published 18/06/2016 | 02:30

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

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.

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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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