The British-Irish Council meets

Here’s that picture of the occasion. Apparently, there was a fair bit of controversy over who got to stand where.

It is indeed quite telling. I can only spot one English politician there. Naturally, he’s the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.

But for Shaun Woodward, it could almost be a photo of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh’s vision of a Celtic League.



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2 responses to “The British-Irish Council meets”

  1. TP avatar

    British Irish Council…… everyone but England….. is it that England is too powerful to be given a democratic place, or is it just some sort of payback for something somebody did many generations ago?? Hmmmmm…..

  2. Tom Griffin avatar

    Hi TP,
    I think it is the former reason rather than the latter. The best evidence for that is that it is unionists rather than nationalists who are vehemently opposed to an English Parliament that could be represented at the BIC, because they fear it would destabilise the union.

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