Loyalism has declared the Good Friday Agreement no longer represents what they agreed to in 1998. Unionism is split on the issue, particularly in relation to the protocol, and the unionist parties are at odds with the business community and working-class people.
In 1997 the 32 County Sovereignty Movement warned that such a sectarian headcount would not resolve the issue of the continued violation of the sovereign rights of all the Irish people.
The intimidation of violence emanating from Loyalism suggests its violence against the community but it wasn’t the community that pushed for Brexit and it wasn’t the community who brought in the protocol.
This begs the question who is the violence going to be directed at, will it be against the British who brought in the protocol, will it be against the EU?
Furthermore if the British Government trigger Article 16 to exacerbate the conflict with Europe what will be the consequences for the island of Ireland?
We know all this emanates from the dispute on sovereignty and it exposes the short sightedness and self-interest of the Leinster House parties who jumped to the tune of the British position of violating Irish National Sovereignty.
They are an integral part of the conundrum that contributes to these latest problems and the effects of partition in Ireland.
Brexit has exposed the issue of sovereignty and has placed it front and centre to be resolved. The time is now and let’s get past the rhetoric and call it for what it is, Stormont has failed, Partition has failed.
Let’s move to an Independent Sovereign Ireland.