Good Friday Agreement - 20 years on

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What an achievement by all sides.

Bertie, Bill Clinton, George Mitchell, the other side and a special mention to Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness. Well done all.
 
Progress has been made.

But the underlying causes still exist.

Both communities still live separately and don't mix all that much. Parades, flags and emblems are still contentious, and trust between both sides in lower than it has been for years.
 
Progress has been made.

But the underlying causes still exist.

Both communities still live separately and don't mix all that much. Parades, flags and emblems are still contentious, and trust between both sides in lower than it has been for years.

So be it. Once there is no loss of life then they can all keep their flags, parades and emblems. Small price to pay.
 
So be it. Once there is no loss of life then they can all keep their flags, parades and emblems. Small price to pay.

Its "flegs".

LOL


Agreed, as long as theres nobody getting killed then thats real progress.

The hatred will take a few generations to fade.
 
So be it. Once there is no loss of life then they can all keep their flags, parades and emblems. Small price to pay.

In the short term, maybe.

In the long term though they've been used to keep the hate.

Great that the killing has stopped. It just seems a little like a lost 20 years of a stop-gap measure that hasn't really fulfilled it's true value.
 
So be it. Once there is no loss of life then they can all keep their flags, parades and emblems. Small price to pay.

"So be it" is maybe why there shouldn't be a border poll for another 10, 20 years.

There won't be a United Ireland, if the place isn't somewhat actually united.

The next step isn't, and absolutely shouldn't be, to try to get a Eire 32. The next step is to succeed in creating and maintaining meaningful community relations across the 6 counties. And then maybe go for a united Ireland. In short the carrot is the key, not the stick.

All in all, a hugely successful, world class peace agreement that everyone show be proud of.
 
And the main man himself John Hume

Hume who came up with the the power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement, Anglo-Irish Agreement and the Belfast Agreement.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize along with David Trimble.
 
In the short term, maybe.

In the long term though they've been used to keep the hate.

Great that the killing has stopped. It just seems a little like a lost 20 years of a stop-gap measure that hasn't really fulfilled it's true value.

You can’t just remove time from the equation KHy. The likes of the north requires generational change
 
And the main man himself John Hume

Hume who came up with the the power-sharing Sunningdale Agreement, Anglo-Irish Agreement and the Belfast Agreement.

He won the Nobel Peace Prize along with David Trimble.

My bad. Of course I should have mentioned the two above. They were instrumental.
 
You can’t just remove time from the equation KHy. The likes of the north requires generational change

It will take decades.

Sinn Fein do not want the Norn Iron state to succeed as if it worked people may not want any United Ireland so keep it on the edge of crisis and failure all the time and waffle in about border polls and permanent instability.

The D.U.P will cling limpet like to Britain forever no matter what even if it impoverishes the six counties via Brexit. They are slowly declining and backward and the young people will savage them long term. They are happy to be ruled from Westminster as long as the money keeps rolling in.

Both parties avoid any responsibility but demand votes at election time and as long as they are not slaughtering each other in the street who really cares?
 
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