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Brexit referendum topical during EU meetings - Pat Doherty MP

27 January, 2016 - by Pat Doherty



Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has spoken of the unknown implications a potential BREXIT would have on the north of Ireland.

Speaking after a series of meetings with political group leaders in the European Parliament in Brussels,

Mr Doherty said,

"We met with a range of representatives from the political groupings within the European Parliament, including the Chair of the European Free Alliance, the Vice Chair of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats and of course the president of the GUE/NGL group, Gabi Zimmer.

"We had really positive and constructive discussions around a number of different topics, but the common topic was the potential of a Brexit referendum.

"In all meetings it was agreed that the unknown implications of an exit from the EU could be devastating for Ireland as a whole, as well as Scotland and Wales.

"The 4 Sinn Féin MPs have been raising this issue in various meetings in Westminster, backed up by the work of our party colleague Martina Anderson MEP in Europe. Although we realise that Europe needs reform, Sinn Féin believes Irelands place is in the EU and we will strive to ensure this is the case." ENDS

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