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Brexit a real worry for young people - Hazzard

11 November, 2017 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin’s Chris Hazzard MP says the voice of young people needs to be heard by those involved in Brexit negotiations as they offer a valuable insight into the fears and worries of a post-Brexit generation. The South Down MP was speaking from ‘Its Our Brexit Too’, an all-Ireland Brexit event in Newry organised by the Children’s Commissioner in the north, and the Ombudsman for Children in Dublin. Mr Hazzard said:"In recent months as the Brexit negotiations have unfolded it has become clear that there has been little debate on the impact of Brexit on children and young people in Ireland. This is wrong. “Young people have a right to be heard; for their fears to be addressed and their ideas considered. This forum in Newry is the first of its kind, and it has been an eyeopening experience for myself to see just how clued-in young people are when it comes to the issues dominating Brexit discussions. “From living standards, to human rights, young people across our island have genuine fears that need to be heard. Hopefully those political figures, civil servants, and NGOs who were in attendance today will take on board the issues raised and keep them in mind in the months ahead as we continue to find solutions to Brexit.” 

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