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As Brexit Threatens to Widen Northern Ireland’s Divides, Activists Offer Hope for a More Equal Future

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As Brexit Threatens to Widen Northern Ireland’s Divides, Activists Offer Hope for a More Equal Future

Nicola Browne

As turmoil around Brexit continues, the 1998 “Good Friday Agreement,” which concluded over 30 years of conflict in Northern Ireland, hangs in the balance.

A “hard border” between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland might result from the fallout of Brexit, which could heighten tensions and has led some to ponder the likelihood of a return to scenes of violence and unrest that many assumed were consigned to the past. For many, however, the past never really went away.

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If UK Labour was smart, following a no-deal brexit Corbyn would announce a Labour govt, free from the fiscal dictates of Brussels, will implement a Job Guarantee program for Northern Ireland.

A Corbyn govt could offset the return of a hard border with a full employment program for the rundown North.
The JG would immediately ameliorate widespread austerity and poverty - get people to work rebuilding social infrastructure instead of idle masses fighting - thus put some money in the pockets of the most needy for spending in the shops and restore hope for the upcoming generation.

Within a couple of years they will be thankful for the hard border controlling the flow of economic refugees from EU imposed neoliberal austerity.

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