Retaining MEPs For The North Of Ireland Is A Peace Process Necessity

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The suggestion by Seán Kelly, the leader of the Fine Gael contingent in the European Parliament, that Ireland’s two additional places in the European Union legislature should be reserved for MEPs elected by voters in the British-administrated north-east of the country is an entirely sensible one. It follows on from a very similar call last year by Guy Verhofstadt, the chief Brexit negotiator for the parliament and the head of the powerful Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group (ALDE). With the United Kingdom gradually disengaging from the EU its current quota of parliamentarians will be redistributed around the multinational bloc, leaving the northern Six Counties without any democratic representation in Brussels. Their replacement with two representatives under an expanded Irish roster would be a further recognition of the special circumstances of the contested region. Yes, the practicalities and legal technicalities would be considerable but they would not be…

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