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Growing concern among EU nationals over Brexit - Gildernew

20 February, 2019 - by Colm Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has said said there is growing concern among EU nationals living in the north about the impact of Brexit. 

Colm Gildernew said: 

"I met with the British government's ambassador to Poland to discuss the concerns of Polish and other EU nationals living in the north over Brexit. 

"There is widespread concern among EU nationals living in the north about Brexit and the British government's controversial settlement scheme. 

"EU nationals are already leaving the north as a result of concerns over Brexit and more have said they are considering leaving. 

"This will impact on a number of sectors locally and employers are already reporting difficulties with recruitment. 

"We need to see the backstop, which has already been agreed, protected in order to avoid a hard border and we need to see the interests of Ireland, and the interests of those who have come to work and make their home here, protected."

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