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United Ireland referendum vital after Brexit result – Carthy

24 June, 2016 - by Matt Carthy MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that Britain’s decision to leave the European Union means that a referendum on a United Ireland is now vital.

Matt Carthy said:

“The British Government has no mandate to drag the north of Ireland out of the EU. It has no mandate to re-erect border controls between north and south.

“Irish interests are being actively and gravely damaged by the decisions taken in England. 

“The north of Ireland has voted to remain in the EU. The British Government cannot now negotiate on behalf of people there to exit the European Union.

“A referendum on a United Ireland is now a democratic imperative and it is incumbent that the Irish Government and all Irish nationalist parties support this demand. To do anything less would be to betray the best interests of the Irish people.” 

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