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Theresa May's arrogance breath-taking - O'Dowd

13 May, 2017 - by John O'Dowd

Sinn Féin MLA and national spokesperson on Brexit, John O’Dowd, has today accused Theresa May of breath-taking arrogance following her brief visit to the Balmoral Show.

John O’Dowd said:

“The arrogance of Theresa May is astounding visiting the Balmoral Show, while her Tory cabinet is planning to impose Brexit on the north which will be disastrous for our farming and agri-food industries.

“Since taking office Theresa May has visited the north once, taken one media question and then departed. 

“Now that Ms May has ticked a box and visited the north one more time for the election she will jet off home and continue to ignore the democratic wishes of the people here. 

“This is a British Prime Minister whose Tory party received just 0.3% of the vote in the last Assembly election in the north. 

“Her politics have been rejected both at the ballot box and in a referendum where the people of the north voted to remain within the EU. 

“Sinn Féin have spent four days at the Balmoral show engaging with farmers and producers who are righty very concerned with the effects of Brexit on their businesses, their employees and their ability to trade across the island of Ireland. 

“Sinn Féin will continue to make the case for designated special status for the north within the EU and stand against the Tory Brexit, cuts and disregard for the people of the north."

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