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Local construction slump gives glimpse into Brexit future – Hazzard

27 July, 2018 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said that recent figures, which show a decline of 6% in private construction over the past year, show that Brexit is already having a profound and negative effect. 

The South Down MP commented,

“This report released by the Royal Society of Ulster Architects shows that whilst Britain’s private construction is stagnating, the North is more badly affected and is in decline.

“Once again it is clear from this report that the North will bear the hardest effects of Brexit.

“Sinn Fein have consistently stated that Brexit will be bad for the economy on this island, bad for business and investment, bad for farmers, bad for the environment, bad for workers’ and human rights regardless of whatever outcome is reached in the negotiations and these effects.

He added,

“This decline comes as the south of Ireland boasts a strong 21% increase within the private construction sector. This is yet another example of the two parts of the island economically diverging with Brexit confusion plunging the North’s private sector into decline.”

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