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Ireland will not be collateral damage for Tory party squabbling - Hazzard

8 November, 2018 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the British government must be reminded that a Brexit withdrawal agreement must be negotiated with the EU27 and not internally within the Tory cabinet.

The South Down MP said:

“It’s important that the British government are reminded that the Brexit negotiations are between them and the EU27 - not solely with the British Tory party. 

“Ireland will not be collateral damage for the internal squabbling of the British Tory party and their civil war on Brexit. 

“While it appears that the British cabinet have may reached some form of agreement among themselves the facts remain that the British government have already agreed on the backstop and this agreement must be maintained.

“There is an onus on An Taoiseach to live up to his commitment that no citizen in the north would ever be left behind again by ensuring people’s rights are protected and the backstop remains the bottom line.”

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