LONDON, U.K.—Four months ago, Jonathan Powell, chief British negotiator of the Good Friday agreement, warned the 1998 deal that ended 30 years of killing in Northern Ireland was at risk. “What worries me is the casual political vandalism. They really don’t seem to care (about) the damage they are doing to the very fragile political settlements in Northern Ireland.”

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