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David Davis must show progress in June - David Cullinane TD

1 May, 2018 - by David Cullinane TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson for Brexit, David Cullinane TD said today that progress needs to be achieved in June in order to ensure the backstop is viable. 

Deputy Cullinane called on the British government to make clear its proposals to implement the provisions of the December joint report.

Deputy Cullinane said:

"David Davis, British Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, and his government must spell out in clear terms how the backstop arrangement agreed last December will be implemented. 

"Sinn Féin for our part will continue to argue for full special status for the North.

"The Tories need to know that no physical infrastructure or technological solution will be accepted by the people North and South. 

"The vote of the people of the North must be respected.

“The best way to protect the Good Friday Agreement and citizens rights is for the North to stay in the legal architecture of the EU and in the Customs Union and Single Market. 

“The British Government needs to once and for all spell out in clear and legal terms how a hardening of the border can be avoided.

"The Irish Government must continue to use all and every option to make sure this happens.

"Leo Varadkar and Simon Coveney must hold Britain and the EU to the June deadline.

"Anything less is unacceptable."

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