President Higgins’ snub is a slap in the face for the Belfast deal



The extent to which President Higgins’ decision not to attend a church service in Armagh next month alongside Queen Elizabeth to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary was defended last week suggests that the toxin from l The anti-Britain has spread much further in the blood of Irish public opinion than even the most pessimistic observers would have suspected.

iggins says he decided not to go because the event had “in fact become a political statement,” but calling it a “fact” doesn’t make it true.

This is a president who has politicized the post he has held from day one, seeing it as a platform from which to spring the chimerical student socialist beliefs that he has espoused his entire career.


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