Secretary of State Karen Bradley MP delivered an Oral Statement to the @HouseofCommons, updating members on the current political situation in Northern Ireland. https://t.co/q0MQt5kmXG pic.twitter.com/8tlcR8tFlp
— Northern Ireland Office (@NIOgov) February 20, 2018
Theresa May now officially stuck between a rock and a hard place. The DUP – who are keeping her in power – want direct rule. The Irish Govt – the co-guarantor of the GFA & her hoped-for ally on the Irish border in the Brexit talks – saying no to direct rule.
— Tracey Magee (@Tracey_utv) February 19, 2018
Watching RTE News in Cork. Shows Karen Bradley NI SoS HoC statement on power sharing. Chamber empty except for DUP MPS snarling about Dublin (Quelle surprise!) No wonder Ireland is worried about Brexit if UK MPs show no interest in N Ireland @MaryCMurphy @MatthewdAncona
— Denis MacShane (@DenisMacShane) February 20, 2018
Irish PM calls for urgent restoration of Northern Ireland government https://t.co/KW07YJv6Pd
— Teresa Crawford (@TeresaC123) February 20, 2018
'NI cannot simply remain in a state of limbo'- SoS Karen Bradley's vows to provide clarity on a budget 'soon' & references her 'statutory obligation to call an Assembly election if a devolved govt isn't restored in a statement to the @HouseofCommons
— Shauna McKeown (@mckeownjourno) February 20, 2018
If you really were listening to voices in NI you wouldn’t be praising SoS Bradley’s “Herculean efforts” to keep us in a state of limbo. The country is going to pot with no ministerial decisions being made. It’s probably easier to make comments about it from wales though, eh?
— John Pollock (@JohnChopperx) February 20, 2018
Good Friday Agreement 1998 was supported by referendum in Northern Ireland. The result was 71.1% in favour. A simultaneous referendum held in the Rep of Ireland produced an even larger majority (94.4%) in favour – today Irish and British Govts remain absolutely committed to GFA
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) February 20, 2018
Asked if there could be a role for the NI Assembly under any new period of direct rule, Karen Bradley points out there was no role for Assembly during past direct rule
— Mark Devenport (@markdevenport) February 20, 2018
Er, technically, all the reps from NI represent Catholics. In fact, they are meant to represent all the people in their constituencies. I don't think any NI parties claim to represent only one religion. https://t.co/H7DOH8A2Ur
— Ed Simpson (@EdSimpsonNI) February 20, 2018
'What they fail to understand is that Good Friday isn't simply a hollow façade – it's no stud wall that they can knock through, it's a support wall for peace on these islands'@MarkDurkan on those who want to demolish the GFA to make a hard Brexit easy https://t.co/Uv36rr6jqk
— SDLP (@SDLPlive) February 20, 2018
DUP's Sammy Wilson says Belfast Agreement has given "power of veto and blackmail to Sinn Fein" and Westminster needs to start taking the decisions
— Esther Webber (@estwebber) February 20, 2018
This deeply stupid individual is willing to put YOUR life at risk by ditching an deal that's brought 20 years of peace to Northern Ireland. For something which has NO TANGIBLE BENEFIT AT ALL !!!
How can anyone still accept this self mutilating madness?https://t.co/ohtw02a2z6
— Brexit Bin 🇪🇺 🇬🇧 #FBPE (@BrexitBin) February 19, 2018
STORMONT EXCLUSIVE: 'The Draft Agreement Text' – By Eamonn Mallie and Brian Rowan https://t.co/UK0s1thCjv
— Eamonn Mallie (@EamonnMallie) February 20, 2018
BATSHIT BREXIT BRITAIN
The Brexiter attack on the Good Friday agreement is quite breathtaking in its cynicism. Hoey claiming her objections are to do with failures of powersharing; Hannan and the Telegraph writing about it without even mentioning Brexit at all. Do they think we're stupid?
— Hugo Rifkind (@hugorifkind) February 20, 2018
Britain: we need a #Brexit transition period because we do not know how to do Brexit.
And so, dear EU, might you extend that transition period beyond the end of 2020…?
This is getting ridiculous now.https://t.co/HizNFgMPQb
— Jon Worth (@jonworth) February 21, 2018
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) February 20, 2018
David Davis “While we have been a member of the EU, the UK has been instrumental in the design of its rules,” “Why? Because we are a leading proponent of the rules based international system.” Exactly – we haven't been rule takers but leaders & designers.https://t.co/bYVeHNeJ3A
— Gina Miller (@thatginamiller) February 20, 2018
The next time a Brexiteer tells you that the “blitz spirit” will get us through Brexit, remind them that the police had to tell people to stop calling them because KFC ran out of chicken.
— Ned Hartley (@NedHartley) February 21, 2018
— MEP Martina Anderson (@M_AndersonSF) February 20, 2018
Yes, I thought I was done with the Trump world as Bond villain thing.
But Mueller just indicted a lawyer named Alex Van Der Zwaan, whose father-in-law is a Russian oligarch named German Borisovitch Khan.
I mean, come the hell on. This feels like entrapment.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) February 20, 2018
Crooks told multiple people about the incident immediately after she said it happened in 2005, including her sister & boyfriend, the kind of contemporaneous reporting that makes it hard for Trump dispute. See here, from our NYT story that broke this : https://t.co/IbX0lzv74E https://t.co/ZbgxQ3Rt2W
— Michael Barbaro (@mikiebarb) February 20, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) February 20, 2018
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) February 20, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) February 20, 2018
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) February 21, 2018
— Alan Cavanna (@CopaCavanna) February 21, 2018