Lynn Boylan MEP appointed to European Parliament Brexit working group
Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan has said she is honoured to have been successfully appointed as a representative to the European Parliament Brexit working group for the Employment and Social Affairs Committee.
“It is great honour to have been appointed by my parliamentary group, GUE/NGL, to serve as our representative on this European Parliament working group on Brexit. The opportunity allows me work with my colleagues in the employment committee on the consequences of the future withdrawal of the UK from the EU.
“It is especially important that Ireland has its voice heard here in the European Parliament, not only to educate our colleagues from across the EU on the precarious position that Ireland now finds itself in due to the Brexit vote, but also in order to get across the necessity in making sure that Ireland does not suffer collateral damage in the fallout of the negotiations. Everyday 30,000 workers go between the north and south of Ireland for work, it is imperative that their concerns are raised in Brussels.
“Indeed it further provides the platform to make sure that my colleagues realise that the north of Ireland voted to remain in the EU, and that their wishes should be respected.
“Finally, in so much as the opportunity allows me, I will outline what needs to change about the EU in order to address the issues which caused the Brexit vote, such as who and why people have started to lose faith in the European project and what radical and progressive reform is needed to make sure the EU returns to its core principles of a social and caring Europe and a Europe of equals."