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Sinn Féin leader tells British PM that Unity Referendum must be held in the event of a no deal brexit

11 December, 2018 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD

Sinn Féin Leader Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy Dáil Leader Pearse Doherty this evening had a phone call with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Speaking after the conversation Mary Lou McDonald said;

“Myself and Pearse Doherty spoke with Theresa May for 20 minutes this evening during which we raised concerns about her course of action.

“We told the British Prime Minister that the basic protections contained in the backstop are non-negotiable and cannot be unpicked or diluted.

“We raised concerns that we are facing into a no deal or a crash brexit which would be a disaster for Ireland.  And we reminded Mrs May that, in those circumstances, a Unity Referendum must be called as a matter of urgency.

“As I told the Taoiseach today, Irish Unity is the ultimate contingency to protect our interests in the event of a crash brexit.”


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