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Tories' fantasy Brexit proposals fooling no-one - Hazzard

2 July, 2019 - by Chris Hazzard

Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the Tories are not fooling anyone with fantasy proposals about so-called technological solutions for the border post-Brexit. 

The South Down MP said: 

"Whoever ends up leading the Tory party, and if they then become British prime minister, they need to realise and accept that the backstop will not be renegotiated. 

“The EU has made that abundantly clear on numerous occasions. 

"And once again we heard the Tory leadership contenders repeating the same old nonsense about so-called technological solutions on the border. 

"This suggestion has been rubbished by experts time and time again yet the Tories leadership contenders persist with this fantasy. 

"The reality is the Tories and their DUP allies are dragging us headlong towards a no-deal Brexit which means a hard border and economic disaster. 

"In the event of a no-deal Brexit, there needs to be a constitutional referendum as set out in the Good Friday Agreement. This gives people in the north of Ireland the opportunity and option of remaining in the EU though Irish unity." 

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