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Poll Result Highlights the Flawed Agreement
Andy Martin, 32 County Sovereignty Movement • 30.11.03

The post election fall out demonstrates clearly that the agreement is fundamentally flawed in that the issue of sovereignty was not negotiable or dealt with in negotiations. This highlights that the position of the 32 County Sovereignty Movement was indeed correct and that international arbitration through the United Nations is the only peaceful alternative to an intransigent British Government who continue to deny the Irish people their sovereignty.

The people in the occupied territory set out their stall, nationalists recording their frustrations at the refusal of the British Government to relinquish their illegal sovereign claim here and the unionist community fighting their corner demanding that the union with Britain is sacrosanct.

The reality is no agreement can square this circle. There is no meeting of minds in this situation. What the Good Friday Agreement did was to reiterate the British Governments position that there would be no change in their position until a majority in the illegal entity of the six occupied counties allowed it. This has always been their position to create the climate of conflict between the Protestant and Catholic communities to disguise their illegal presence in Ireland.

The election results show that the British Government must stop fudging on complete decolonisation on the island of Ireland to allow the Irish people develop a system of governance that considers everyone as equal citizens in a sovereign state.

I call on the Sinn Fein leadership and the Dublin Government to now move to the sensible position of defending Irish national sovereignty. To challenge the British government rather than pander to their illegal sovereign claim and to uphold the Irish peoples right to nation self- determination.

I further call on them to remove the illegal barriers to members of our movement, which will allow the 32 County Sovereignty Movement to address this challenge at the UN. I reiterate our call to the UN to intervene in this international matter and to uphold the fundamental rights of the Irish people who have demanded peace in our country time and time again.

Issued on behalf of the National Executive Committee, 32 County Sovereignty Movement.











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30 November 2003


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Ignore the Headlines

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Doing Well for Themselves Alone
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Our Day Has Come...
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Paying the Price
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Sinn Féin Advances Enhances Process
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'RSF satisfied with outcome - time to consider alternatives'

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Poll Result Highlights Flawed Agreement
Andy Martin, 32 CSM


Election Comment


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Julian Robertson Interviewed

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From the Franklin River to the Chalillo Dam
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Rafah Today
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