Belfast Agreement Guarantors

Political unionism should take up this narrative and make it clear to the various European and American interest groups that claim their support for the Good Friday Agreement that while the agreement does not allow for a tangible border in Ireland, it certainly does not contain a provision to create a new border within the United Kingdom. Through the broken reflection of the sky in the mirrors in « The Signing of Peace in the Hall of Mirrors » (1919), Catherine Marshall and Fintan O`Toole claim that Orpen implied « the fragility of the agreement. » The fragility has been compounded by the refusal of the US Senate to ratify it and by the US administration, which has distanced itself from most of its provisions. The treaty determined the winners and losers and blamed Germany for the conflict under Article 231, the « guilt clause. » It also imposed criling financial reparations for war, it lost significant parts of the territory, settlements and restrictions were imposed on its military capabilities. Over the next twenty years, his unpopularity was exploited by the German far right to finally destroy the fragile European peace of German democracy. In a statement Tuesday night, Richard Neal, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee in Congress, which oversees trade deals, said the United States was a guarantor of the Belfast agreement. The British Government is practically out of the equation and neither the British Parliament nor the people have, under this agreement, the legal right to hinder the achievement of Irish unity if it had the agreement of the people of the North and the South. Our nation is and will remain a nation of 32 counties. Antrim and Down are and will remain a part of Ireland, just like any county in the South.