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'No good news in Brexit' - O'Neill

18 September, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill


There is no good news in Brexit and the backstop agreement from last December is the bottom line to prevent a new border in Ireland, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said.

The Sinn Féin Vice President was commenting after meeting with EU Commissioner Julian King in Belfast today.

“Today’s discussion was another opportunity to raise the threat that Brexit poses to Ireland,” she commented.

“The reckless Brexit agenda being pursued by the British Government has swept away all the previous economic, political and cultural assumptions and threatens the social and economic future of the entire island of Ireland.

“There is no good news for us in Brexit and there is an onus on all political leaders to defend the interests of citizens, North and South.

“That means standing firm on the backstop agreement from last December in face of the renewed British Government attempts to renege on those commitments.

“The backstop is the bottom line in terms of preventing a new border in Ireland and that is the message I will be taking to EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier when I meet him along with the leaders of the SDLP, Alliance and Greens next month.”

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