Call for N. Ire­land talks:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Bri­tain’s Prince Charles, con­fers Honorary Mem­ber­ship of the RCM to re­cip­i­ents at the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic, dur­ing the col­lege’s an­nual awards

cer­e­mony in Lon­don on March 14. The Prince is Pres­i­dent of the Royal Col­lege of Mu­sic. (AP)

The Bri­tish and Ir­ish gov­ern­ments should re­dou­ble ef­forts next month to bro­ker a deal that would re­store a power-shar­ing gov­ern­ment in North­ern Ire­land af­ter a year of po­lit­i­cal stale­mate, Ir­ish Prime Min­is­ter Leo Varad­kar said on Tues­day.

The Bri­tish re­gion has been with­out a de­volved ex­ec­u­tive — a cen­tral plank of its 1998 peace deal that ended three decades of vi­o­lence — since Ir­ish na­tion­al­ists Sinn Fein pulled out in Jan­uary last year, say­ing they were not be­ing treated as equal part­ners by the



pro-Bri­tish Demo­cratic Union­ist Party (DUP).

Each side has blamed the other for re­peated fail­ures to reach a deal, the most re­cent trig­ger­ing the im­po­si­tion of a bud­get di­rectly by Lon­don in the lat­est step to­wards reim­pos­ing di­rect rule of the re­gion.

Ac­knowl­edg­ing that the im­pact of Brexit ne­go­ti­a­tions on the fu­ture of the bor­der be­tween North­ern Ire­land and Ire­land had com­pli­cated the po­lit­i­cal talks in Belfast, Varad­kar called for a fresh round once EU lead­ers en­dorse a joint stance on their fu­ture re­la­tion­ship with Bri­tain on March 23. (RTRS) were retweeted by US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, were jailed for hate crimes.

In a blog post, Face­book said: “Con­tent posted on the Bri­tain First Face­book page and the pages of party lead­ers Paul Gold­ing and Jayda Fransen has re­peat­edly bro­ken our com­mu­nity stan­dards.

“We re­cently gave the ad­min­is­tra­tors of the pages a writ­ten fi­nal warn­ing, and they have con­tin­ued to post con­tent that vi­o­lates our com­mu­nity stan­dards.

“As a re­sult, in ac­cor­dance with our poli­cies, we have now re­moved the of­fi­cial Bri­tain First Face­book page and the pages of the two lead­ers with im­me­di­ate ef­fect.

“We do not do this lightly, but they have re­peat­edly posted con­tent de­signed to in­cite an­i­mos­ity and ha­tred against mi­nor­ity groups, which dis­qual­i­fies the pages from our ser­vice.”

The so­cial me­dia gi­ant said it was an open plat­form for all ideas, and “we are care­ful not to re­move posts or pages just be­cause some peo­ple don’t like them”. (AFP)

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