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Twenty Five Years On — From Good Friday 1998 to 2023

Twenty Five Years On — From Good Friday 1998 to 2023

Publication date: Friday 7th April 2023

PDF: ‘Moving On! The Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Windsor Framework’

Across Northern Ireland and amongst many in the UK and Ireland, the recent Windsor documents agreed by the EU and the UK prompted a sigh of relief. Some hope this deal will ease the tensions caused by the EU’s Northern Ireland Protocol to the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement, notably the problem posed by the Irish Sea border to goods moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Others, though, fear the Windsor arrangements do little to restore the position ushered in by the Good Friday/Belfast Agreement of 1998, on which Northern Ireland’s political and constitutional stability and potential for economic prosperity rest.

Moving On! The Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Windsor Framework gives the background to the Windsor Agreement, analyses its effects and suggests a better solution, which would respect the constitutional position of Northern Ireland recognised by the Good Friday Agreement. Friday Agreement.

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Notes for Editors

1. Moving On! The Good Friday Agreement, the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Windsor Framework is published by Politeia, 55 Tufton Street, London SW1P3QL

2.The authors:

Sheila Lawlor is Politeia’s Founder and Director of Research and a life peer since November 2021. Her background is as an academic historian of 20th century British political history, having started her working life as research fellow at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and Churchill College, Cambridge. Her academic publications include Churchill and the Politics of War 1940-41 and for Politeia she has written on social, economic and constitutional policy.

Barnabas Reynolds is a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP and Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group. His Politeia publications include A Template for Enhanced Equivalence (2017) and Free Trade in UK-EU Financial Services (2018), while he also co-authored The Lawyers Advise: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (2021).

Martin Howe KC is a barrister in the fields of intellectual property and EU law at 8 New Square. The Chairman of Lawyers for Britain, his Politeia publications include Avoiding the Trap – How to Move on from the Withdrawal Agreement (2019) and How to leave the EU: Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain (2016) while he also co-authored The Lawyers Advise: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement (2021) .
3.Established in 1995, Politeia is an independent, non-partisan think-tank providing a forum to discuss economic, constitutional and social policy with a particular focus on the role of the state in people’s lives.

Contact: Politeia Press– press@politeia.co.uk