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Lynn Boylan MEP raises Brexit concerns with British Ambassador

6 March, 2017 - by Lynn Boylan MEP


Sinn Féin Dublin MEP Lynn Boylan today met with the British Ambassador to Ireland, Robin Barnett, to outline the party’s concerns in advance of the British Government’s formal triggering of Brexit.

The Ambassador confirmed to Boylan that British PM Theresa May will trigger Article 50 before the end of this month, after which formal negotiations between the British Government and the EU will commence.

Speaking after the meeting, Lynn Boylan MEP said:

“I raised a range of issues with Ambassador Barnett, from the protection of employment rights for citizens to the implications for Irish farmers and consumers of any future bilateral trade deal between Britain and the United States.

“I specifically reiterated to Ambassador Barnett our position that the North should be afforded designated special status within the EU, a platform our party has been building support for across Europe and in the Dáil.

“I was heartened to hear assurances from the Ambassador that rumours of any attempted British Government backdoor undoing of the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement are not correct and trust that this will remain the case in the long and complex talks to come. We will be monitoring this aspect of negotiations closely.”

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