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Inconceivable anyone would vote against measures to protect citizens' rights - Anderson

26 November, 2018 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said it is inconceivable that anyone would vote against measures to ensure the rights of citizens in the north were protected from Brexit. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"Amid all the discussion about the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement serious concerns remain about how Brexit will impact our rights. 

"Sinn Féin brought an amendment to a motion in the Dáil to highlight our concerns about the undermining of rights as a result of Brexit,  concerns shared by many rights groups north and south. 

"Bizarrely, Donegal TD Thomas Pringle voted against that motion, siding instead with the Fine Gael government. 

"It is inconceivable that a deputy from a border area with so many cross-border workers and businesses would actively oppose steps to ensure rights are protected. 

"We have enough problems with the Tories trying to undermine our rights without locally elected representatives doing their work for them. 

"I would challenge Deputy Pringle to explain to the people living along the border why he voted against steps to guarantee their rights."

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