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Election an opportunity to send a message to Tories on Brexit – O’Neill

22 May, 2017 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin leader in the North, Michelle O'Neill MLA has said the political stakes are high in this election and called on voters to send a message to English Tories and the DUP that we reject Brexit.

Speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin's Westminster election manifesto in Dungannon this morning, Michelle O'Neill said: 

"This is probably the most important election of a lifetime and the political stakes are high. 

"This is an opportunity to tell both the Tories and the DUP again in the strongest possible terms that we reject Brexit; reject the border; reject any attempt to put limits on our freedom of movement; reject barriers to agriculture and trade. 

“That what we stand for is rights, equality and Irish Unity.

"This election is a serious political fight back and call to action to defend our electorate whose democratic and human rights are under ferocious assault by the Tories and the DUP.

"We must keep the momentum going and to make our voices heard and our anger felt by the spineless British Tory Government in London.

"We have put forward a credible alternative to Brexit with our case for the north to achieve designated special status within the EU and it has already received significant support in Europe.

"The choice for voters is clear; vote for parties that will sit on the side of the Tories and their cuts and for Brexit or with us in Sinn Féin to safeguard their rights, agreements, prosperity and our future in the EU with the rest of Ireland and who are anti-Brexit." 

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