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Brexit would jeopardise the diversity of our community - McElduff

28 March, 2017 - by Barry McElduff


Sinn Féin MLA Barry McElduff has said Brexit would jeopardise the huge contribution citizens from across Europe make to our society. 

The West Tyrone MLA said: 

"There is no doubt that those who have come to make their homes here from across Europe and elsewhere make a huge contribution to our society. 

"No only do they contribute to our economy, they also enrich our society by adding to the cultural and civic life of our society. 

"I met today with members of the Omagh Ethnic Community Support Group to discuss their concerns about the impact the British government's reckless Brexit agenda will have on those who have come here. 

"There is a great deal of concern about what will happen to these people in the future. 

"In my own constituency of West Tyrone the remain vote was more than double the leave vote.  

"We voted to see our future in Europe because we value the diversity it has brought and what it has done to add to our communities. 

"The best way to ensure that continues is to secure designated special status for the North within the EU." 

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