Theresa May’s speech in Belfast last Friday ripped up the agreed position on the Northern Ireland ‘backstop’ deal her government had reached with the EU-27 in December last year.
*** Ireland repeals anti-abortion 8th amendment
*** North Korea talks back on… or perhaps not
On Friday 25 May 2018 a referendum will be held on whether or not to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Republic of Ireland’s Constitution in order to pave the way for progressive reforms that will enable women to access safe and legal abortion in Ireland.
In Gerry Adams’ blog below he poses a major challenge for socialists and all progressive forces in Britain – ‘The Tories and the unionist leaders want to turn back the clock to the bad old days of unionist domination. So, what should the response of progressives and democrats, particularly in Britain, be to this, and to the threat to the Good Friday Agreement? The first step should be for unity of purpose in defending the Good Friday Agreement and ensuring that all aspects of the Agreement are implemented in full.’