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‘Crucial show of unity’ – O’Neill

10 November, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

The North’s four pro-Remain parties will display ‘a crucial show of unity at a crucial time’ when they travel to London together on Monday, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said.

The party leaders will be meeting with Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, the Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru.

Michelle O’Neill commented: 

“This is the latest in a series of engagements and initiatives which the parties have taken together to demonstrate that the DUP and British government do not represent the cross-community majority of people in the North who voted against Brexit. This will be followed by a meeting with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Wednesday.

“The Brexit negotiations are now in a crucial phase and this is another crucial show of unity when we will once again be asserting our common position that the ‘backstop’ as already agreed must be maintained.

“The backstop is the absolute bottom line for Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance and Green Party as we enter the endgame of the Brexit negotiation process on Britain’s Withdrawal Agreement with the EU27.”

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