Politicians have warned that support for the government of Prime Minister Theresa may may cost of peace in Northern Ireland.
Speaking in London on Thursday after a meeting with may, a prominent politician of Northern Ireland and leader of Sinn FEIN Gerry Adams said the peace Treaty entitled "Agreement of good Friday" was "violated". In accordance with the agreement on good Friday, the trade unions and the Irish Republicans, such as Sinn FEIN, entered the government that divides power. The British government, which at this point has abandoned direct rule over Northern Ireland was supposed to be a neutral arbitrator between the parties.
Forming the government, many commentators argue that the conservatives would undermine the agreement and would risk the peace process. "The level of incompetence of the government in Northern Ireland is very worrying," said former U.S. Secretary of state for Northern Ireland Peter Hain. His comments coincided with the opinions of the former Prime Minister of conservation John major, who this week warned that the action may jeopardize the "fragile" peace.
More than 3600 people died as a result of religious violence in the period between 1968 and 1998, when the trade Union and Republican terrorist groups committed bombings, murders and other crimes. Fighting was based on the centuries-old dispute between great Britain and the Irish Republic over the control of the Northern part of the island.
Britain colonized the whole of Ireland since the 1600's, and it was included in the United Kingdom in 1801. In 1920, a guerrilla war between what became known as the Irish Republican army (IRA) and unionists led to the separation of Northern Ireland and future Irish Republic.
Unionists, usually Protestants who want to keep Northern Ireland part of the UK, and the Republicans are mostly Catholics favour a United Ireland.
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