It is not up to the UK government to decide whether I’m Irish or not | Emma DeSouza

It’s a cruel side-effect of Brexit that the people of Northern Ireland are being forced to be ‘British’ – as if the Good Friday agreement means nothing

The Good Friday agreement is widely revered as a model of peace and celebrated worldwide. Yet the Home Office has openly disregarded the agreement, and is actively seeking to undermine its very foundation. I should know: I have spent the past four years in legal proceedings battling the Home Office.

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