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Davis delusional in his vision of Brexit - Anderson

20 February, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the British government's Brexit secretary David Davis is delusional in his vision of Brexit. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"The comments from the British government's Brexit secretary David Davis that Brexit will not lead to society descending to some sort of Mad Max scenario borrowed from dystopian fiction just shows how low he is setting the bar. 

"The reality is that everyone knows that Brexit will have a hugely negative impact on our economy, our rights and every aspect of society. 

"Successive reports, including leaked figures from the British government's own report, show that the north of Ireland will be hardest hit by Brexit. 

"So these remarks will do little to allay the genuine fears and concerns from people right across society about the Tory Brexit agenda. 

"David Davis went even further with his delusions when he said he wanted to see Britain lead the way in terms of rights when in fact that we know the Tories have a poor record of rights, particularly when it comes to people in the north of Ireland, by the way in which they have tried to dismiss the importance and relevance of the Good Friday Agreement. 

"In fact, he was supposed to be in Brussels on Monday to discuss Brexit and Ireland but did not show up so that is an indication of his government's approach to the north of Ireland. 

"The best way to safeguard our rights, ensure the protection of the Good Friday Agreement and avoid the bleak future Brexit offers is to secure special status for the north within the EU."

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