Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley 'did not understand the local politics'

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Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley 'did not understand the local politics'

Seán McCárthaigh, Senior Ireland Reporter

The Times

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Karen Bradley made the admission in House magazine
Karen Bradley made the admission in House magazineMICHAEL COOPER/PA

Karen Bradley has faced a barrage of criticism over her frank admission that she did not know much about politics in Northern Ireland before her appointment this year.

The Northern Ireland secretary was criticised by nationalist politicians yesterday after she revealed she had not previously known that nationalists did not vote for uni onist parties or vice versa in elections. One Sinn Féin MP said her remarks were “typical of successive British Tory governments”, although she received support from unionist representatives and the British and Irish governments.

In an interview with House magazine, which is published weekly by the Houses of Parliament, Ms Bradley said she had not realised that election campaigns were generally fought within each part of the community. “I freely admit that when…

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