Ireland’s Biden Success…and England’s Failure

Lucas, Scott (2023) Ireland’s Biden Success…and England’s Failure. Birmingham City University, Centre for Brexit Studies Blog.

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In Belfast, US President Joe Biden commemorated the Good Friday Agreement — the 1998 cross-community deal for a path out of violence in Northern Ireland — and “every day since, the acts of seeing each other through the lens of a common humanity”.

In Dublin, Biden addressed the Irish Oireachtas with invocation of “a present written by our shared responsibility” and “a future poised for unlimited, shared possibilities”.

And before St. Muredach’s Cathedral in his ancestral home of Ballina in County Mayo, he raised hope for “greater liberty, opportunity, and dignity”.

But some commentators in England had no time for a common humanity, shared responsibility, or unlimited possibilities.

Item Type: Other
2 May 2023Published Online
Uncontrolled Keywords: Centre for Brexit Studies, CBS, Brexit, BCU, EU, European Union, UK, Birmingham City University, UK Government, UK politics
Subjects: CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Research, Innovation, Enterprise > Centre for Brexit Studies
Depositing User: Gemma Tonks
Date Deposited: 10 May 2023 13:34
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 13:34

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