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Tories cannot be allowed to wreak havoc on economy in the north – Hazzard

7 February, 2018 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said that the British Tory party must not be allowed to inflict profound economic damage on the north of Ireland.

The South Down MP’s comments come in the wake of a leaked British government analysis which estimates a massive 12% of GDP in the north of Ireland will be wiped out post-Brexit.

Chris Hazzard MP said:

“This staggering British government leak confirms what many across society have been saying since, and before the Brexit vote – dragging the north from the EU has the potential to devastate our local economy.

“The potential of a 12% downturn in the northern economy comes following a decade of Tory policy designed to starve our economy of resources.

“The impact on infrastructure, on public services, on workers and business owners will be profound.

“With each passing day, and with each British government Brexit blunder, the case for Designated Special Status continues to strengthen.

“The Irish island economy is increasingly integrated. There is a responsibility on all public representatives, the Irish government, trade unions and the business community to demand Designated Special Status to protect island economy from a brutal Brexit hit." 

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