UK government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

UK government attempt stalled by Northern Ireland

Brexit minister David Davis plans to go to Brussels on Monday to start the talks, which will reshape not only Britain's role in the world, but also that of a bloc praised by many for ensuring peace after World War Two.

At least six people died and dozens were injured when a massive fire tore through a 24-storey London apartment block overnight, a fresh blow to the capital less than two weeks after the London Bridge terror attack.

And some fear the viability of Northern Ireland's fragile peace - which has held since 1998 after decades of inter-community violence known as The Troubles - could rest on the arrangement, with doubts around the United Kingdom government's neutrality.

"We challenged the British Government to fully implement the outstanding aspects of the Good Friday and subsequent agreements".

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams told Theresa May on Thursday that any Tory-DUP agreement would be in breach of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.

But Stormont parties have a June 29 deadline to end the impasse and reach consensus on re-establishing a devolved administration in the region. "Our concern is that the British government will behave in a way that is even more openly partisan in favour of the unionist position than in the past".

The leader of Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party allegedly tried to restrict Scotland's gay marriage law.

Perhaps both possibilities are based on the questionable notion that Ireland or Irish concerns will be a major factor in British political thinking.

The Ipsos MORI poll found that nearly a quarter of Sinn Fein supporters (23%) told the pollsters they would vote against a united Ireland in a border poll.

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"We told the British Prime Minister that in our view she is playing fast and loose with the Good FridayAgreement in a desperate attempt to cling to power".

Meanwhile, talks are continuing between the DUP and Conservatives, to secure the support of the DUP's 10 MPs in steering government business, including crucial measures on Brexit, through the Commons.

Theresa May faces backlash from Northern Ireland parties.

The proposed deal's most vocal critics include former Conservative Prime Minister Sir John Major, who said it could put the peace process at risk. It isn't certain, it is under stress.

"The last thing anybody wishes to see is one or other of the communities so aggrieved that the hard men, who are still there lurking in the corners of the community, decide that they wish to return to some form of violence".

The situation is further complicated by the fact that a power-sharing agreement between unionist and republican parties, following an election in Northern Ireland in March, has proven elusive.

"The talks are continuing but I think the events in London today probably will have some impact on that".

"This new arrangement is very unsettling and people are concerned and anxious about what it may mean", Sinn Fein MP Michelle Glidernew told AFP.

The nationalist Sinn Fein and SDLP and the cross-community Alliance have all made clear Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire can not chair the ongoing process to restore power-sharing at Stormont due to the perceived conflict of interest. "It is really for Sinn Fein to decide where they want those powers to lie".

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