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Irish unity debate now centre stage - Dolan

13 February, 2019 - by Jemma Dolan


Responding to comments by DUP MP Sammy Wilson on Sky News today, Sinn Féin’s Jemma Dolan MLA said: 

“The reckless crash-out Brexit agenda of Sammy Wilson’s party seeks to push our economy over a cliff, plays fast and loose with our peace process and denies citizens their rights. 

“As a result, more and more people are questioning the constitutional future. 

“Sinn Féin wants a unity referendum on a new and agreed Ireland under the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement following a period of mature and respectful debate.  

“In the event of a crash-out Brexit Sinn Féin has called for a date to be set for a unity referendum so people can vote which union they wish to be part of as a United Ireland would guarantee an immediate return to the European Union.

“Poll after poll in the north and south, including recent election results, has shown that support for Irish unity continues to grow. 

“Tory MPs, cabinet ministers, the British Secretary of State and even the British Prime Minister have all commented on the prospects of a unity referendum.

“The debate on Irish Unity has moved centre stage evidenced by the running commentary from Sammy Wilson, Nigel Dodds and Arlene Foster on a unity referendum, and DUP letters to unionist constituents to get on the electoral register in preparation for a unity vote.”

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