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Sinn Féin to meet EU leaders as Westminster circus moves towards no-deal crash-out - Mary Lou McDonald TD

29 March, 2019 - by Mary Lou McDonald TD


Speaking in response to the Westminister rejection of the Withdrawal agreement, Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald said;

“Today we again witnessed the British political circus at Westminster and as a result we are now moving closer to a no deal crash out Brexit.

"Westminster has rejected for a third time the Withdrawal Agreement which includes minimum safeguards for Ireland, North and South.

"The EU has made clear that this agreement will not be reopened, renegotiated or its protections reduced. 

"The behaviour of the DUP has been reckless and outrageous. They have been seduced by the games at Westminster at the cost of farmers, the economy and the views of the majority of people in the North. 

"Our economy, the rights of citizens and our hard won agreements cannot be collateral damage to Westminster.

"There cannot been a hard border across Ireland.  Now is the time for resolute and determined leadership.

"We will be travelling to Brussels on Monday to meet with Michel Barnier and other European leaders. 

"We will be pressing the case that in a crash out Brexit, the EU must continue to act in the interest of all of Ireland and support for our agreements, rights and economy.”

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