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UK sovereignty in North is a fallacy

Published 28/04/2015

The right and ability of the UK to hold a poll in Belfast on May 7 is in serious doubt.

Ireland became a full member of the UN in 1955. Our constitution, therefore, which claimed sovereignty over the entire island of Ireland, was accepted by the nations. It was further accepted in turn by the EEC, EC and EU.

The UK does not have a written constitution of any kind, so its sovereign territory is not defined.

In fact, the UK's anachronistic and cynical position in Belfast is a daily assault on our country, which has been denied democracy since 1918. That assault must end.

EANNA NI FRITHILE

Co Wexford

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