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‘Stark Brexit business warning can’t be ignored’ – Ó Muilleoir

15 January, 2019 - by Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

The latest warning from the business community about the devastating economic consequences of a no-deal Brexit cannot be ignored, Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has said.

The party’s Brexit spokesperson was commenting after the Ibec/CBI Joint Business Council warned that a no deal would jeopardise jobs and the all-island economy.

“In the latest stark warning from the business community, Ibec and CBI have predicted that a no deal would do significant harm to jobs, investment, living standards and the all-Ireland economy,” Máirtín Ó Muilleoir said.

“In particular Angela McGowan CBI CEO says: 

‘The assurances that business have been crying out for are broadly provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement – ignoring that in pursuit of no-deal isn't just economic recklessness, it's an affront to rational thinking’."

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir added: 

“However, the DUP continues to do precisely that by pursuing a reckless agenda leading towards a no-deal Brexit which will have devastating consequences for the entire island of Ireland.

“They cannot be allowed to succeed.

“The DUP position on Brexit is reckless and ideological. It certainly is not in the interests of the people of the north of Ireland.” 

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