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Bluster from Tories cannot hide absolute disregard for the north - Anderson

1 October, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the rhetoric and bluster from British Brexit secretary Dominic Raab shows the disregard Brexiteers have for the north. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"The comments by British government Brexit secretary Dominic Raab about a no-deal Brexit will only add to the growing concerns people in the north have about Brexit. 

"All we hear from Raab and his allies is rhetoric and bluster but he cannot hide the reality that their flawed negotiating approach is leaving Britain hurtling towards a no-deal Brexit, dragging the north out of the EU with them. 

"The head-in-the-sand approach of Dominic Raab, ignoring the plethora of warnings, including those of his own government on the dire consequences of a no-deal Brexit on the north shows just how little he and his colleagues care about people here.

"Once again he completely ignores the fact that his government have already signed up to and accepted the backstop option. 

"The EU need to resist these empty words from the Brexiteers and the Irish government in particular must remain firm and defend the rights and interests of people in the north."

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