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Common Travel Area rights must be protected - Anderson

13 November, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said rights associated with the Common Travel Area must be protected from Brexit. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"We know that the Tory Brexit agenda is the biggest threats to the rights of the people in the north for more than 50 years. 

"Brexit threatens the rights associated with the Common Travel Area which we warned about and now that’s being confirmed in a report by human rights organisations from north and south. 

"The rights under threat include travel protections, residency and social rights. 

"We cannot allow any diminution of our rights as a result of the Brexit strategy being pursued by the Tories and their allies. 

"We have been given 'cast iron' guarantees on our rights by the Irish government. Now we need to see action on those guarantees to protect our rights. 

"Our rights cannot be sacrificed to a Brexit that people in the north rejected. We need action from the EU and the Irish government to ensure the Tories do not undermine our rights."

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