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Widespread concerns among small business owners over Brexit impact - Anderson

29 July, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said there is widespread concern among small business owners in border areas about the prospect of being dragged out of the EU. 

Speaking after meeting small business owners from West Tyrone and Donegal in Strabane today, Ms Anderson said; 

"Small businesses in the North trade extensively with their counterparts across the rest of the island.

"Many are now seriously concerned about the potential impact of the EU referendum. 

"I met with SME owners in Strabane today to discuss their concerns. 

"It is clear they are very worried about the possible imposition of trade barriers across the island of Ireland. 

"The majority of people in the North voted to reject an EU border in Ireland and made it clear they want to remain in the EU. That must be respected. 

"We don't want any borders on the island of Ireland, whether physical or trade barriers. 

"We need to be developing the all-Ireland economy to counter the disastrous impact of partition, not install additional obstacles."

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