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O’Neill welcomes Pelosi commitment to GFA

16 April, 2019 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has welcomed comments from US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in which she ruled out any post-Brexit trade deal with Britain if it weakens the Good Friday Agreement.

The Sinn Féin Vice President, who will meet with US delegation led by Pelosi in Dublin on Thursday, said the comments were a welcome reminder that there can be no dilution of the Good Friday Agreement as a result of Brexit.

Michelle O’Neill said: “Nancy Pelosi’s comments are welcome and reinforce the US commitment to our peace agreements.

“Brexit undermines our hard won agreements and the right and prosperity of citizens while also risking devastating damage to our economy.

“The people of the north rejected Brexit, but it is being forced upon us against our will by the Tories and their partners in the DUP.

“There is no good Brexit for Ireland but the Withdrawal Agreement and the Backstop are the bottom line in terms of safeguarding Irish interests. It is the least worst option and must be implemented.

“I will meet with Nancy Pelosi and the US delegation this week to reaffirm the need for continued US support to protect our peace agreements from the chaos of Brexit.”

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