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Children's rights must be protected throughout Brexit process - Gildernew

14 September, 2017 - by Michelle Gildernew

Michelle Gildernew MP has called for the potential impact of Brexit on children in Ireland not to be underestimated

The Sinn Féin MP was speaking at a cross-party event in Westminster on the rights of children after Brexit, organised by the children's rights charity, Coram.

The Fermanagh South Tyrone MP said:

“The imposition of an EU frontier in Ireland as a result of Brexit will impose severe restrictions on the ability of young people to work, travel and study on the island.

“Some of the highest rates of child deprivation in Ireland exist along the border corridor. Brexit can only make this worse.

“Not enough attention is being paid by Brexiteers in London about the impact of their isolationist crusade on the people of Ireland, but crucially on our children and young people.”

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