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It is high time that the effect of a BREXIT on Ireland is considered - Anderson

16 November, 2015 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson will next week travel to London today for a two day visit as part of a delegation from the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament to discuss BREXIT.

Speaking ahead of the visit, Ms Anderson said,

"I am travelling to London as part of a delegation made up of 11 MEPs from all across Europe and we have a series of meetings scheduled with representatives from the British Government and the opposition that will include members of the Shadow Cabinet and representatives of the Scottish National Party.

"Sinn Féin believes that Europe needs serious and radical democratic reform. We believe in strengthening the accountability and transparency of the European institutions. We are not in favour of a withdrawal from the European Union and completely oppose BREXIT.

"I will be in London to discuss the hardest hitting potential implications of BREXIT and I will be there to ensure the voice of Ireland is heard.

"A potential BREXIT raises several issues pertinent to  Ireland, north and south. Issues including the Peace Process, human rights protections, agriculture, jobs, infrastructure and energy, cross border trade and travel will be directly affected by a BREXIT and I will be raising these issues during the meetings in London.

"Sinn Féin will continue to ensure that the Irish dimension is considered during the BREXIT debate. The British Government has ignored it, so it is high time that the effect of a BREXIT on Ireland is considered and that is what I will be focusing on next week." ENDS

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