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The Good Friday Agreement Revisited

Gerry Ruddy 8.12.03

Anyone steeped in the history of Irish Republicanism and taking a Republican perspective would have learnt well the phrase 'never trust the Brits'. It was with that firmly in mind that I approached the Good Friday Agreement. I voted against the Good Friday Agreement. I recognised that it was a compromise believed necessary by those who negotiated it from a republican perspective. I have no problems with compromise. I believe however that the GFA was the wrong compromise.


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