Gildernew invites Barnier to Fermanagh South Tyrone
Sinn Féin MP Michelle Gildernew has issued an invitation to EU Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier to visit her border constituency of Fermanagh South Tyrone.
The Sinn Féin MP was writing in the context of several worrying announcements from leading Tory Brexiteers about their ignorance and indifference towards the border.
Michelle Gildernew MP said:
“European negotiators have made clear their intentions to protect the north of Ireland within the Customs Union in the event of Britain failing to present a credible plan to avoid a hard border.
“As the Tory-DUP Brexit pact ignores the reality of their impending hard border in Ireland, I am inviting the lead EU negotiator to witness the disastrous impact that Brexit would have on workers and communities in Fermanagh South Tyrone.
“Designated Special Status for the north of Ireland within the EU is the only means by which we can protect the Peace Process and the rights and livelihoods of citizens, north or south.”