Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley 'did not understand the local politics'
SeÃ¡n McCÃ¡rthaigh, Senior Ireland Reporter
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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 FÃ©in MP said her remarks were âtypical of successive British Tory governmentsâ, 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. âI freely admit that whenâ¦Source: Google News Ireland | Netizen 24 Ireland