Northern Ireland’s Place in the UK

Part of Northern Ireland – in the House of Commons on 8th December 2021.

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Photo of Colum Eastwood Colum Eastwood Social Democratic and Labour Party, Foyle

The Downing Street declaration states,

“on the behalf of the British Government, that they have no selfish strategic or economic interest in Northern Ireland.”

That is a direct quote from the declaration—signed, of course, by a Conservative Prime Minister. Does this British Government still agree with that principle, or are they going to abandon the consent principle that means the people of Ireland, north and south, will decide the constitutional future of our island, not the British Government or anybody else?