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For the day that’s in it, here’s a thread on #consent.
Or, rather, Consent as it's being referred in the N.Ireland hiccupy-part of the #Brexit process.

@DPhinnemore & I have been working on all of this stuff. Here’s 1 article on it. More to come.

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blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/201…
@DPhinnemore We can all agree that consent = a good thing.
& when it comes to post-conflict NI, particularly so.
A history of mistrust & misuse of power means that making laws that work for people of all backgrounds = vital.
It's also important that democratic processes are seen to work.
2/15
@DPhinnemore There is no ‘principle’ of consent in #1998Agreement per se, but it's there in 2 main forms.

The 1st = majority consent.
No change to the constitutional status of NI without it being approved by the majority of people in NI. Hence the provision for a #borderpoll in future.

3/15
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Meanwhile, across the Atlantic...
A Resolution supporting the Good Friday (Belfast) #1998Agreement has been proposed in the US #Congress.

Republican Peter King and Democrat Tom Suozzi brought forward the resolution to the House of Representatives.

1/4 irishtimes.com/news/world/us/…
The resolution “urges the United Kingdom and the European Union to ensure that any exit from the European Union by the United Kingdom supports continued peace on the island of Ireland and the principles, objectives, and commitments of the Good Friday Agreement”.

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It also states the House of Representatives
“will insist that any new or amended trade agreements & other bilateral agreements between the Government of the USA & the Government of the UK include conditions requiring obligations under the Good Friday Agreement to be met.”

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