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British government can't ignore Good Friday Agreement for Brexit - Maskey

7 December, 2016 - by Paul Maskey


Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said the British government can't ignore the Good Friday Agreement in its approach to Brexit.

Speaking from London, Mr Maskey said;

"This hearing in the British Supreme Court is a major political and constitutional challenge to the British government's Brexit agenda.

"I attended the court today while the sections of the hearing relating to the North took place.

"Regardless of the outcome of the case the fact is that the majority of people in the North voted to see their future in the EU and that must be respected.

"It is also our view that the British government's approach is in conflict with the Good Friday and subsequent agreements which state that the constitutional position of the North can only be changed by the agreement and consent of the people of the North." 

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