Westminster will not incorporate the principles of the Good Friday Agreement in the EU withdrawal bill.
Parliament voted 313 against, 48 in favour.
The DUP has got Westminster to abolish the BelfastAgreement/GFA!
It will be gone by Brexit Day, March 2019
There’s no depths England will not stoop to as they over-ride other people’s rights. Ireland North and South held referendums to approve the GFA – the Republic even altered its Constitution to ensure it was passed
Comes as no surprise to the Scots who saw their hopes of maintaining devolution status eliminated on “usually” – one word in the Sewell Convention
What now for Irish Republicans/nationalists and Scottish nationalists?
What now for the EU and International Treaties bearing the UK’s signature?
Joe Atkinson: Parliamentary Intent and the Sewel Convention as a Legislatively Entrenched Political Convention
We have always said Brexit could lead to the break-up of the UK, not just the EU. As the Westminster vote to Withdraw from the EU moves towards the House of Lords for ratification in the next couple of weeks, here’s a little concert to stimulate thoughts on what Scotland and Northern Ireland are going to do next.
Overture: The Brexit vote was won by appealing to a mish-mash of historical myths
Requiem: the EU Anthem as Westminster voted against all amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.
Comment: What a Celtic gesture of defiance at the moment of defeat for EU nationals in the UK, Scottish requests for compromise in the Brexit approach and Westminster’s refusal to safeguard the Good Friday Agreement!
Cantata: Northern Ireland
Coda: For Scotland and Northern Ireland
Ritornello: We’re gonna stay in the EU anyway!