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Belfast Agreement walks over Irish rights

Legal expert Austen Morgan (News, July 12) states that an Act that protected only the rights of Irish speakers would violate a key clause in the Belfast Agreement promoting equality and parity of esteem between all cultures in Northern Ireland.

Another key clause states that the present wish of a majority in Northern Ireland is to maintain the Union. Equality and parity of esteem for British people and Irish people would mean equal self-determination and equal sovereignty.

British sovereignty over Irish people is a clear and constant suppression of the Irish right to national freedom. I don’t think this issue was mentioned in Mr Morgan’s book, The Belfast Agreement: A Practical Legal Analysis.

Malachy Scott


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