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DUP ‘catastrophically wrong on Brexit’ – McDonald

19 November, 2018 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


The DUP have got it catastrophically wrong by pursuing a hard Brexit and rejecting the withdrawal agreement, Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald has said.

Speaking from Laganside Courts where she was joined by Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill to attend the Ballymurphy massacre inquest, Mary-Lou McDonald commented:

“It is now very clear that the DUP called it absolutely wrong on Brexit by advancing a reckless position that absolutely disregards people’s livelihoods, job prospects and the cohesion and stability of our peace arrangements.

“The DUP have got it catastrophically wrong.

“They’re wrong about the draft agreement. It’s not perfect but it is certainly a baseline to protect our economic interests and agreements.

“It’s now very clear right across Ireland, North and South that that key voices from business, agriculture and other sectors are coming out and facing down the very negative politics advanced by the DUP and the Tory Brexiteers.

“Now is the time to ensure that the bottom lines around no hard border, the protection of the Good Friday Agreement and citizens’ rights are met.

“This is vital to protect everybody who lives and works on the island of Ireland.”

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