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ONE HONEST JUDGE

By Pete Moore On September 12th, 2019

The high court in Belfast has dismissed claims that a no-deal Brexit and the imposition of a hard border would damage the Northern Ireland peace process.

Lord Justice Bernard McCloskey said the applications were a matter of politics and that was not an area in which courts should intervene.

No surprise the BBC doesn’t mention this on its broadcasts. It played down the High Court dismissing a Remoaner attempt to litigate against normal parliamentary procedure too. But it’s wall to wall coverage when a Jocko judge pulls an absurd ruling from his hat.

Of course the truth is that a NI backstop would crush the Belfast Agreement, which recognises the UK’s sovereignty over Northern Ireland, and that its indivisible status can only be changed by the will of the people.

3 Responses to “ONE HONEST JUDGE”

  1. The judge didn’t say that a no-deal Brexit wouldn’t damage the cause of peace in NI or the GFA. The GFA is in any case an international treaty and can hardly be adjudicated on by a court in Belfast.

    It debatable whether the antics of the British goverment are in breach of the GFA; they certainly are in breach of the spirit of the Agreement.
    Having a partnership between the Govt and the DUP is at least in breach of the clause requiring impartiality of the British government on NI.

    The GFA refers to the UK and Ireland as being “partners in the European Union”. It also commits the Br. government to maintain the European Convention on Human Rights in law and allow all the people in NI access to the European Court of Human Rights.

    Of course people born in NI are also entitled to have only a EU passport, according to the GFA.

    Whether there is a militant reaction to any changes due to Brexit remains to be seen. It’s say that any infrastructure, visible or invisible, on the border won’t be there long before it’s destroyed and most Irish people would support that destruction.

  2. It’s 2019 But perhaps for Ireland a no deal Brexit could turn the clock back to 1916 !

  3. It’s say that any infrastructure, visible or invisible, on the border won’t be there long before it’s destroyed and most Irish people would support that destruction.

    Just as well then that all parties have been crystal clear that there will be no such infrastructure.

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