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British government deluding itself if it thinks Irish interests can be cast aside - Mary Lou McDonald

10 December, 2018 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said Theresa May and the British government are deluding themselves if they think Irish interests will be cast aside to facilitate their fantasy Brexit. 

The Sinn Féin President said:

"Today's announcement from Theresa May to delay the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement is the latest chapter in the Brexit shambles saga. 

"There is no good Brexit for Ireland, north or south. What we have after two years is a deal which is the least worst option.

"There can be no rolling back on the commitments and safeguards for all Ireland, our economy and our agreements. 

"Theresa May and the British parliament are deluding themselves if they think that Irish Interests will simply be cast aside to facilitate the fantasy Brexit they are pursuing.

"The Irish government and the EU need to stand by their commitments and defend Irish interests; there can be no hard border, no diminution of our rights and protection for the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts."

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