«It was a shamefully irresponsible pamphlet, and it wasn`t just after the fact that people should consider this man`s profound inability to go through a difficult period in Anglo-Irish relations,» said O`Leary, who has worked on aspects of the Hondt system in Northern Ireland and on police reform. In the pamphlet published by the right-wing think tank Centre for Policy Studies, Gove called the agreement a «Trojan horse.» «Everything we do will be essential to the protection and implementation of the agreement, including, of course, when we leave the European Union.» Michael Gove: wrote a pamphlet in 2000 entitled «Northern Ireland: The Price of Peace,» in which he compared the Belfast Agreement to the appeasement of the Nazis in the 1930s and the appeasement of paedophiles` desires. Photo: Jeff Overs/EPA While Home Editor for The Times in 2000, Mr. Gove wrote a pamphlet entitled «Northern Ireland the Price of Peace,» in which he said that the British government had chosen the language for the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) «with its explicit Christian connotations of victims and redemption, which conferred the status of the Holy Letter.» Mr Gove`s views are «a fanatical union protest against the deal,» said Brendan O`Leary, a professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania and an adviser to the British Labour Party and the Irish government in the years leading up to the signing of the agreement in 1998. «After Loughgall and Drumnakilly, the government became cautious and concerned about the accusations,» he said. Michael Gove, the former environment minister, called the Good Friday agreement in 2000 a «denial of our national integrity.» The `Peace Prize`, an analysis of British policy in Northern Ireland, is a long-standing critique of the framework of the agreement, the UK`s policy on safeguarding the agreement and Ireland`s role in the Northern Ireland peace process, written for the Centre for Policy Studies. But in the 2000 pamphlet, Mr. Gove argued that a military victory over the IRA could have been possible and that Stormont should avoid a mandatory coalition. The Scottish-born Brexit supporter said the deal was a «rigged referendum,» a «lethal stain» and «a humiliation of our army, police and Parliament.» Michael Gove is a «fanatic» who would be «dangerous» to the northern Ireland peace process and North-South relations if he wins the Conservative leadership elections, senior officials who have been involved in the development and implementation of the Belfast agreement have warned. Gove argues that the creation of an assembly in Belfast has been «framed to enable cross-border dynamics», and Gove asserts that the assembly`s work «has given the Irish Republicans space and encouragement to advance their objectives without giving trade unionists the means to anchor, let alone improve, the Ulsters Britishness.» Unionist supporters of decentralisation, nostalgic for Stormont, have put the restoration of an imperfect expression of the Union above the reality of the strengthened links between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom. «The Conservative Party, in its current form, is pursuing a policy that will try to help and support the peace process in Northern Ireland as much as possible,» Elliott said. Faced with the clear threat of a hard Brexit for the Good Friday deal, Theresa May reaffirmed, at least verbally, the British government`s commitment to its principles.