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O'Neill to attend Joint Ministerial Council

29 January, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Tomorrow Health Minister and Sinn Féin leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill will attend the Joint Ministerial Committee with the leaders of Scottish and Welsh Assemblies. 

Michelle O’Neill and Sinn Féin Brexit spokesperson John O’Dowd will also meet with the British Prime minister Threasa May,

Speaking in advance of the meeting Minister Michelle O’Neill said,

“It is clear that Tory Government is seeking to impose Brexit against the will of the people in the north and of people of Scotland. The Tory Government have effectively set aside the democratic process to pursue their own narrow political agenda. We need all of those opposed to Brexit to stand together.

"I look forward to meeting with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones to discuss possible joint approaches to Brexit. I will layout the reasonable and achievable objective of the North being designated special status within the EU.

"I will again be raising with Threasa May the democratic imperative to respect the vote in the North to remain in the EU, the impact of Brexit and the undermining of the agreements and political institutions by the Tory Government.” 

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