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MPs cannot be allowed to undermine backstop - Anderson

6 December, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the backstop cannot be allowed to be undermined by Brexiteer MPs. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"The backstop as already agreed between the EU and the British government must be maintained and protected. 

"It was put in place to avoid the imposition of any physical infrastructure or any hardening of the border. 

"Theresa May cannot now cast that agreement aside and allow MPs to decide on the operation of the backstop. 

"None of those MPs represent the people living along the border who would be most impacted by Brexit and whot the backstop was agreed to provide protection for. 

"British MPs cannot be allowed to ride roughshod over the backstop just as they have done over the democratically expressed views of the people of the north. 

"The Withdrawal Agreement cannot be unpicked in some attempt to paper over the deepening cracks in the Tory party and the wider British political system. 

"The backstop is the insurance policy for people in the north and those along the border in particular. It must be protected."

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