Sammy Wilson & Mary Lou McDonald on Northern Ireland Brexit showdown with Boris Johnson (E981)
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to the leader of Sinn Féin, Mary Lou McDonald. She discusses the significance of Bloody Sunday in Irish history, Boris Johnson’s ‘belligerence’ against new inquiries into the atrocities, the arguably failing coronavirus vaccine drive in the Republic of Ireland compared to the success in Northern Ireland, what Joe Biden becoming president means for Ireland, and much more! Finally, we speak to the DUP’s Sammy Wilson MP. He discusses the legal showdown between the DUP and Boris Johnson’s government over the Northern Ireland protocol, why the protocol changes the status of Northern Ireland within the UK, Sinn Féin’s growing popularity and calls for a border poll to achieve a United Ireland, the slow coronavirus vaccination rate of the Republic of Ireland compared to Northern Ireland and much more!
The EU Council directed us to a European affairs minister videoconference:
Statement from Sinn Féin:
"A referendum on Irish unity is an integral part of the Good Friday Agreement.
"Once again Sammy Wilson and the DUP show a lack of understanding of the Good Friday Agreement which they have continually opposed.
"The conversation on Irish unity is growing across the island and we would encourage everyone to play their part so they can help shape a new and better Ireland through a unity referendum."