British MP: “What are Irish people’s view of Ireland “rejoining the UK”?
Bertie Ahern: “I’ll just be kind and say ‘not very well’”
Brexit select committee
— lisa o’carroll (@lisaocarroll) February 13, 2019
It is “constitutionally incorrect” to say that parts of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom currently have no divergence, former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern told a Brexit select committee today. https://t.co/HTDDqDSb0z
— the Irish World (@theirishworld) February 13, 2019
House of Commons
Belfast and Finchley “cannot be seen” as identical places constitutionally, the Exiting the European Union Committee heard today from Mr Ahern, a co-architect of the Good Friday Agreement.
“The argument that [parts of] Northern Ireland are precisely the same as Finchley is incorrect, it’s constitutionally incorrect as per the Good Friday Agreement and I think people need to understand that,” he said.
In fairness to Sammy Wilson if I had to sit and listen to Bertie Ahern I too would have a face like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle. pic.twitter.com/JtVzMKqqvd
— Jim Daly (@psneeze) February 13, 2019