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More empty rhetoric from Davis - O'Dowd

20 October, 2016 - by John O'Dowd


Sinn Féin MLA John O’Dowd said claims by the British minister David Davis that he wants ‘the most effective possible open market’ across Ireland in the event of Brexit is nothing but more empty rhetoric.

The party’s spokesperson on Brexit said:

“The people of the North cannot have any confidence in the British Tory government when it comes to protecting their interests.

“Today’s remarks from David Davis that he wants ‘the most effective possible open market’ across Ireland in the event of Brexit is nothing but more empty rhetoric.

“He has offered no explanation as to how he or the British government will achieve this given that it is not in its gift.

“Mr Davis cannot commit to anything as neither he nor British Prime Minister Theresa May can provide even an outline of what Brexit will mean.

“What we do know for certain is that the people of the North voted to remain on 23 June and that vote needs to be respected.” 

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