Need to protect Irish interests is paramount in the face of the British Prime Minister's arrogance and contempt - Mary Lou McDonald TD
Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald TD has said that the planned move by the British Prime Minister to suspend the British parliament illustrates the arrogance and contempt of the Tories and demonstrates Boris Johnson's clear intent to force through a no-deal, crash-out Brexit.
The Sinn Féin President said:
"Today's move by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson demonstrates his clear intent to force through a no-deal Brexit, regardless of the consequences for Ireland; north or south.
"It shows the arrogance of the British government and their contempt even for their own political institutions and it is very clear that Irish interests will never be protected at Westminster.
"The fact is that Brexit is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement and the Tories have shown a total and callous disregard for our country and the democratically expressed wishes of the people of the north to remain in the EU. The need to protect Irish interests is paramount.
"Sinn Féin will continue to stand up for our interests against Tory Brexiteers and their catastrophic Brexit agenda, and we will continue to work with the EU and the Irish government to that end.”