Hard Brexit would be devastating for the North and the all-island economy - David Cullinane TD
Sinn Féin TD for Waterford David Cullinane said today that in the event of a hard brexit the north must stay in the customs union and single market as it is the only way to protect the Good Friday Agreement and the interests of the people of Ireland.
Deputy Cullinane said:
“If by accident or design, either through the incompetence or the zealotry of the Tory Party, there is a hard brexit then the government and the EU must protect the interests of the Irish people.
“A hard crash would be devastating for the north and the all-island economy.
“It would put the Good Friday Agreement under severe strain.
“In order to avoid that, at the very least the north needs to stay in the customs union and the single market
“Any less than that will be a threat to the Good Friday Agreement and the interests of the Irish people.
“Let us remind ourselves that the people of the north voted to remain in the EU.
“That must be respected – even in a hard crash scenario.
“Sinn Féin calls on the government to work to ensure that the north remains in effect in the customs union and single market.
“It is the only practical way to deal with a Tory mess."