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Vital that business community demand backstop is protected - Anderson

18 May, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP


Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said businesses in the border region need to make their voices heard to ensure the north stays in the single market and customs union. 

Martina Anderson said:

“Today I met with business representatives from Donegal in the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce alongside my party colleagues from Derry and Donegal. 

“It is clear there is widespread concern about Brexit among the business community, north and south. 

“The border region will be the worst hit by the Tory Brexiteers dragging us out of the customs union and single market against our will. 

“That is what is is vital that the business community, on both sides of the border need to make their voices heard and demand the backstop option, which would allow the north to remain in the customs union and significant elements of the single market, is protected. 

“We cannot allow and reduction in what has already been agreed in the backstop. 

“In particular, businesses need to call on the Irish government and demand that it maintains its position and ensure the backstop is maintained and expanded upon. 

“It is essential for business that the north remains in the customs union and single market and the business community must raise their voices and make their concerns heard.”

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