Tory pact with the DUP could risk Northern Ireland peace process, says Enda Kenny : The Telegraph

Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister, has warned Theresa May that her pact with the DUP could put the peace process in Northern Ireland at risk as questions were raised about the Government’s ability to remain an impartial “honest broker”.

Mr Kenny, who will retire as Taoiseach later this month, spoke to Mrs May to voice his concerns over the “confidence and supply” arrangement that leaves the Tories relying entirely on the support of the unionist party’s 10 MPs to be able to govern.

James Brokenshire, the Northern Ireland Secretary, is due to resume talks on Monday to broker a deal between Sinn Fein and the Democratic Unionist Party to restart power-sharing in the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont.

The Assembly was suspended in March after the unionist parties lost their majority in Stormont and the two sides failed to agree on a new power-sharing deal.

Britain and Ireland act as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, the treaty that restored power to Stormont and ended the decades-long Troubles in the province.

Mr Kenny tweeted: “Spoke w PM May – indicated my concern that nothing should happen to put GoodFridayAgrmt at risk & absence of nationalist voice in Westminster.”

The Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan said he had raised the issue of the Government’s objectivity in a phone call with Mr Brokenshire.

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8 Comments

  1. When have the Tories ever been impartial about anything ?.
    I see another brutal IRA campaign if May starts fooling around with the GF agreement.

    Theresa Dismay is going from disaster to disaster.

    Always party interests before the countries interests, that’s always been the Tory way.

    I can’t see this desperate Tory power grab lasting, sooner or later it’s all going to go belly up..!!

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    1. “I see another brutal IRA campaign if May starts fooling around with the GF agreement.”

      Exactly. She is literally playing with peoples lives in order to prove she is strong and stable. Osborne seems to think she will be gone within a week…

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  2. So it begins…
    Orange Order asks DUP to use banned sectarian Drumcree march in negotiations with Theresa May.
    Flashpoint area in Portadown boiled over in 1998 when three young boys were murdered by loyalists.
    Supporters of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are demanding Theresa May allow a banned loyalist march as part of an agreement by the Northern Irish party to prop up a minority Conservative government.
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/orange-order-portadown-northern-ireland-dup-use-banned-drumcree-march-negotiations-with-theresa-may-a7785026.html

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  3. Trumptard
    This is the level we are talking about , this is what is important to the DUP camp – sash. flags, tin flutes, an unhealthy obsession with the 1600s.

    Tory desperation is laughable, getting to close to the DUP is a seriously major blunder on their part, and will be incredibly damaging to the party- this move will come back to haunt them for years to come.

    Another general election cannot be far away, nothing to do but sit back and laugh as it all unravels.

    *

    Except it’s no laughing matter, this is a disaster, there has to be a better way than this.

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  4. How self-centred is she, to risk destroying a fragile peace process?

    She is willing to cling onto power at any cost.

    I have revised my opinion on why she tried to throw the election. I now think she did it to slow down the Brexit process, which she seems to have achieved. Well, if another election is on the cards, she can forget all the extra votes from the Daily Express readers, they are furious that she has duped them.

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