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DUP prioritising ‘Little England’ over the North

5 July, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

The DUP are prioritising a ‘Little England’ Brexit over the economic interests of people in the North, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said.

The Sinn Féin Vice President was commenting after the DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds said they would be holding Theresa May to her commitment that the North leaves the EU on the same basis as Britain.

“It’s remarkable that on the same day that Jaguar-Land Rover warned that Brexit threatens thousands of jobs in Britain, Nigel Dodds says that is the kind of future he wants to see for the people of the North.

“Brexit is an exercise in flag-waving jingoism that will cause economic and social devastation to the entire island of Ireland. Nigel Dodds is living in a fool’s paradise if he thinks otherwise. 

“Maybe Nigel is comfortable with that, providing he uses a blue passport to get there, but I am not. The people Sinn Féin represents are not. The business community, the farming community and anyone who puts cold, hard economic facts over right-wing rhetoric is not comfortable with that.

“The DUP should get real and start representing the economic interests of people in the north rather than prioritising a ‘Little England’ Brexit that will have devastating consequences for people across Ireland.”

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