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Gerry Adams tells Theresa May she has ‘breached the Good Friday Agreement’

The new landscape is a belated outworking of the two governments” strategy of cultivating the DUP and Sinn Fein, rather than parties that were, at the time, considered “centre ground’.The party would oppose any deal that would, he said, undermine that agreement. Their worry is that it may make the negotiations a little skewed as it may feel like the British government is backing the DUP in talks rather than being objective.Northern Ireland has enjoyed peace and prosperity for a long time now let us hope this continues.The Sinn Fein leader added that he and his colleagues handed over the late Martin McGuinness’s resignation letter, written when he stood down as Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister in January.DUP leader Arlene Foster said past year that advocates of same-sex marriage were likely to send her “in the opposite direction”, while Ian Paisley Jr, the son of DUP founder Ian Paisley, has called homosexuality “immoral, offensive and obnoxious”.The ultra conservative party has repeatedly blocked gay marriage for Northern Ireland.The 1998 Good Friday Agreement commits the United Kingdom and Irish Governments to demonstrate “rigorous impartiality” in all their dealings with the different groups in Northern Ireland.This is why a majority government (or a solid coalition) has always been so important in a Parliamentary Democracy: if the leading party can not get a majority vote for their plans for the term, they would ordinarily have to call another election.Gerry Adams, the president of Sinn Fein, on Monday called the DUP-Conservative partnership “a coalition for chaos”.He stressed the objectives of ensuring that Brexit does not impact negatively on the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process there, and protecting North-South trade and economic activity and the Common Travel Area. “It’s not certain, it’s under stress, it’s fragile”.Mr Eastwood made a number of proposals to Theresa May aimed at restoring power sharing government in Northern Ireland. As a result, three-and-a-half months after the polls in Northern Ireland, the region remains without a functioning assembly or an executive.He believed that the Stormont power-sharing arrangements would be re-established over the summer between the DUP and Sinn Fein, but with the DUP in an even stronger position than before.The devolved government of Northern Ireland is at a standstill at the moment and the threat of direct rule from Westminster via the DUP’s new political allies won’t do anything to help resolve soon-to-be-exacerbated political tensions in Northern Ireland.”The public will have every right to be unforgiving if another deadline is missed”, he said. They don’t want us to return to the status quo.