www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/jacob-rees-mogg-jeremy-corbyn-good-friday-agreement-brexit-northern-ireland-border-a8234631.html interesting that even Corbyn members in this body do not try to justify his vote against the 1986 Anglo Irish Agreement with Enoch Powell and Ian Paisley. Unfortunately, his attachment to the dogma of a “united Ireland” has surpassed his commitment to peace in Ireland. The peace that the AIA has achieved may be far from ideal, but, my God, it is an improvement in violence before. Do you have the impression that the Conservatives` agreement and the alliance with the DUP jeopardizes the Good Friday agreement? Jeremy Corbyn welcomed the deal and, along with the vast majority of Westminster MPs, supported it by voting in favour of the Northern Ireland Act in July 1998 and saying: “We look forward to peace, hope and reconciliation in Ireland in the future.” Indeed, in response to Bill H`s previous comment, JC voted against the Anglo-Irish agreement because at the time it did not concern the paramilitaries and the treaty was effectively rejected not only by Sinn Fein, but also by many unionists. As a result, it has failed to put an end to paramilitary violence in the province. He believed that the agreement strengthened rather than weakened the border between the six and 26 counties. Hence his opposition. Northern Ireland has been a dominant theme for Jeremy Corbyn during his long career as a back banker. Mr Corbyn, the backbench, was a Republican supporter. He supported a united Ireland and repeatedly identified significantly with Sinn Féin, with which the Provisional IRA was entangled. It voted against the Anglo-Irish Agreement of 1985 on the grounds that it solidified the border between North and South. He was still outside the labour mainstream, which preferred a generally bipartisan approach in Northern Ireland. Nevertheless, it voted in favour of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement on the grounds that it offers hope for peace and reconciliation beyond the gap.
At the time, there were very few honest MPs on the Tory side, but a number of good Labour. Tony Benn was an exceptional character, but everyone`s choice was Jeremy Corbyn. Thanks to his efforts to agree on the modalities of repatriation [of prisoners to their own country of origin], I was released prematurely and was able to open a new page. I am an old man and I still run my own small business. I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren. I started visiting because someone in my party had proposed here as a good place to learn. I don`t learn much from a lot of threads, which is a shame, because people seem to say interesting things because they deteriorate so often. Let us now remember how I could apologize to him for not answering my question in the last six months, even though I have asked him half a dozen times. No, nothing comes to me to imagine it, but it was so good of him to answer FINALLY AND to give such a detailed and complete answer when he finally did it and didn`t retain anything. And he obviously had no reason not to do it before, so why did he have…. Oh right, that`s what he`ll avoid answering, right! Corbyn voted against and opposed Parliament and said: “We believe the deal strengthens rather than weakens the border between the six and 26 counties, and those of us who want to see a united Ireland reject the deal for that reason www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/jeremy-corbyn-the-artful-dodger-a-transcript-of-his-nolan-interview-31430884.html Unlike the author of this article, I have first hand.
how the peace process has really progressed. My wife worked for JC for 17 years and accompanied him many times in Ireland (North & South). .