Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has urged educationalists to raise their voices against Brexit
Addressing school principals at the NAHT annual conference in Newcastle, he said: “The news today that the Theresa May has formed two sub-committees to look at Brexit options is only the latest act in a long-running English farce. Almost two years since the Brexit referendum, it’s clear that the British Prime Minister is utterly clueless in her dealings with the EU and without command of her own cabinet.
"Trade unions, business leaders and the community and voluntary sectors have all voiced their support for the retention of the status quo in the North of Ireland post-Brexit. In doing so, they are echoing the views of the majority here who rejected Brexit in the referendum.
“But school principals, who have provided vital leadership to our society over recent decades, understand more than most the need to develop new generations which will look outward and forward, cherishing and protecting our connections with other Europeans. Our past teaches us that building bridges not barriers is the only way to create a shared and united future for our schoolchildren.”
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir added: “I met NICVA, the umbrella body for community and voluntary groups yesterday, and commend their ongoing opposition to Brexit and their campaign for a bespoke solution in the North."