21 years ago today the Good Friday Agreement was signed. Here is a poem written to mark it’s historic anniversary last year.
The UK’s decision to leave the European Union has thrown up a lot of new terms – ‘Brexit’ now in our everyday vocabulary – and now the phrase ‘ Backstop’
“It is continually stated that the EU is using Northern Ireland as a means to trap the UK.”
“The UK is a union of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.”
“it is necessary to address the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland through a unique solution”
“All has changed, changed utterly” (WB Yeats)
” we would need to ensure a seamless transfer into the EU as happened in the case of East and West Germany.”