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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)