‘Rigorous impartiality’ – how #MayDUP deal breaks #GoodFridayAgreement

The Good Friday Agreement is now in peril because of Theresa May’s desire to stay in power, despite her calling a snap election, then losing the Majority she already had.
Then, by giving in to the DUP, she has now made the UK even more perilous for ordinary people – don’t forget, she’s got plenty of money to pay security firms to keep her safe, unlike ordinary working people!
Not only that, after agreeing to a whopping 11% pay rise for MP’s, the Tories and the DUP voted against any pay rise for our Nurses and Doctors, our Police and Fire Brigade – this sickens me beyond telling.
All of this, just so the Tories can stay in power!

The SKWAWKBOX

So, the Tories have – finally – reached an agreement with the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party). It’s a deal that costs us – British taxpayers – a billion pounds.

The biggest involuntary party-political donation in history.

It’s also a deal that breaks the 20-year-old Good Friday Agreement, threatening the increasingly fragile Northern Irish peace process, because of the centrality to that agreement of ‘rigorous impartiality’ on the part of the British government.

The so-called Good Friday Agreement (officially titled The Belfast Agreement) includes a firm and unequivocal commitment from all participants, including the British government:

gfa impartial.pngrigorous impartiality‘, ‘just and equal treatment of theidentity and ethos‘ of both nationalist and loyalist communities.

Not only does the mere fact of the existence of an agreement between the Tory government and the DUP breach the agreement (a legal challenge is already in preparation) –…

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