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McNulty: We cannot afford for intergovernmental relationships to deteriorate

SDLP MLA Justin McNulty has expressed concern regarding the strain caused by Brexit on the three strands approach as laid out in the Good Friday Agreement, in particular east-west relations.

Mr McNulty commented:

“Brexit has visibly struck a blow to the east-west relationships initially designed to ensure, as co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, that both the British and Irish Government would safeguard our delicate peace process here.


“As long as the British Government continue to capitulate to the DUP, they only represent an electorate that is out of step with the majority of people here. This partisanship has led to strained relationships with the Irish Government, who have consistently set out to protect the interests of all people in the North and across this island.

“The British Government must remember their position of neutrality as laid out in the Good Friday Agreement, and deal with the chaos of Brexit and its impacts on Northern Ireland accordingly.

“It is imperative that the British Government continue talking to Dublin throughout this process, and in a manner that suggests they are not solely driven by the fear of jeopardizing their confidence and supply deal with the DUP.”

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