Unsurprisingly, the DUP have rejected the EU-UK Brexit agreement.
However, in doing so, they claim that it is driving “a coach and horses” through the Good Friday Agreement.
In using these words, they are being deceitful, disingenuous, and totally hypocritical.
The DUP opposed the Good Friday Agreement when it was signed. They vilified and demonised David Trimble for supporting it.
Furthermore, current DUP leader Arlene Foster and her colleague Jeffrey Donaldson resigned from the Ulster Unionist Party and joined the DUP because they disagreed with David Trimble’s stance.
If this agreement is rejected by the Westminster parliament and it leads to the establishment of a hard border, the DUP and the DUP alone will be solely responsible for any damage that is caused to the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland economies and the Good Friday Agreement as a result.
- John Cushnahan former Fine Gael MEP and former Alliance Party leader