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Johnson displaying ‘rank hypocrisy’ on peace process – O’Neill

20 August, 2019 - by Michelle O'Neill


Sinn Féin Leas Uachtarán Michelle O’Neill has said it is rank hypocrisy for Boris Johnson to claim to be acting in the interest of the peace process while he is pursuing a no-deal Brexit. 

The Mid Ulster MLA said: 

“It is rank hypocrisy for Boris Johnson to claim to be acting in the interests of the peace process claiming it will be damaged by the backstop. 

“In reality it is Boris Johnson's reckless pursuit of a no-deal Brexit that is threatening to undermine the peace process. 

“Brexit is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement and the Tories have shown a total and callous disregard to that agreement and to the democratically expressed wishes of the people of the north. 

“The fact is that the British government has agreed to the backstop and Boris Johnson has voted for it himself. 

“The EU have made it clear that the backstop is integral to the Withdrawal Agreement and it is necessary to avoid any hardening of the border. It is high time the Tories realised that too.” 

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