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We are now at crucial stage of Brexit negotiations - O'Neill

18 April, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin Vice President Michelle O’Neill said today that we are now at a crucial stage of the Brexit negotiations.

The party’s Deputy Leader was speaking after this morning’s Agenda NI Brexit debate in Belfast and which was attended by delegates from over Ireland.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“We are now at a crunch time in the Brexit negotiations. 

“The implications of Brexit will be catastrophic for all our people, for our economy and for our rights.

“It’s also hard to know where the impact of a Tory/DUP Brexit will be felt worse. 

“Will it be on the economy which is forecast to forgo at least 12% of GDP growth? 

“Will it be on our health service which can’t recruit the overseas workers it needs?

“Will it be on our politics as a result of a hardening of the border? 

“Brexit is not an Orange or Green issue, a majority of the people of the north voted to remain in the EU and all those who understand the impact of Brexit must stand on a common platform.

“Sinn Féin will continue stand with all sectors and progressives as we all need to make our voices heard.

“We will continue to work in the Dáil and with the EU 27 to make the case for designated special status for the north and for the democratic wishes of the people to be respected.”

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