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Unprecedented? August 19, 2016

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

The news this evening that:

A number of leading Northern Ireland politicians, including three party leaders, have commenced a legal challenge against the UK’s plans to leave the EU.

Papers were lodged in Belfast’s High Court today on behalf of the leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, the Alliance Party leader, David Ford, the Green Party’s Northern Ireland leader, Stephen Agnew, Sinn Féin Assembly member, John O’Dowd, and representatives of the community and voluntary sector.


1. dublinstreams - August 19, 2016

i read this North’s democratic wish to remain in the EU must be a red line issue for the whole island – Tóibín http://www.sinnfein.ie/contents/41234 and wondered what Irish red line scenario was he referring to?


WorldbyStorm - August 19, 2016

Excellent question. That said such uniformity of opinion is remarkable. It may not mean much but it seems to mean something. Though what? If nothing else this is another pain for May.


WorldbyStorm - August 19, 2016

And by the by that Unionist party would of course be the one the stories had that ineffective lash up not that long ago.


2. gendjinn - August 19, 2016


I can see why SF wanted it that way but I think they miss how closely it brands them with the professional classes.


dublinstreams - August 19, 2016

its doesn’t brand them with the professional classes they have their own reasons for wanting brexit, and this legal action isn’t about preventing brexit its about getting assurances.


WorldbyStorm - August 19, 2016

Yeah, PBP were pro-Brexit.


gendjinn - August 20, 2016

That’s right, I had forgotten that. Oops.


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