Peace campaigner? July 5, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
No harm in this reminder of how a certain strand in Toryism (and further afield) has always loathed the Good Friday Agreement or indeed anything on this island that accepted the fact that it was an island. For yes, it was ….
Mr Gove, a former journalist, [who] wrote a pamphlet in 2000 called Northern Ireland: the Price of Peace in which he compared the agreement to the appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s and the condoning of the desires of paedophiles.
The Scottish-born Brexit campaigner said the agreement was a “rigged referendum”, a “mortal stain” and “a humiliation of our army, police and parliament”.
He’s not all sweetness and light today, either:
Speaking on the Andrew Marr Show on BBC on Sunday, Mr Gove said: “I am glad about the peace process in Northern Ireland but, looking back, I think it could have been handled in a different way.”
“I believe that in standing up for the unity of our kingdom and standing up against violence and intimidation I am standing up for values that the majority of people in this country share,” he added.
Is that pamphlet online anywhere?