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Murphy meets Irish American political leaders to discuss Brexit concerns

12 September, 2019 - by Conor Murphy


Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy met with senior Irish American political figures in Washington today to discuss the need to protect the Good Friday Agreement from Brexit. 

Speaking from Washington after meeting with the Congressional Friends of Ireland group hosted by Representative Richard Neal, the Sinn Féin chief negotiator said: 

“US political leaders have been central to the Irish Peace process, the Good Friday Agreement and the progress that we have enjoyed over the past twenty-five years. 

“Today I took the opportunity to update Congress members on the chaos of Brexit. I thanked them for their continued support and in particular their resolute opposition to any future trade deal with Britain in the event of a Brexit that undermines the Good Friday Agreement or leads to the return of a hard border. 

“I also updated members on our work to re-establish the Assembly and Executive and the continued denial of rights by the DUP and British government. 

“We discussed the recent polling in support for Irish Unity and the need to plan and secure a unity referendum as provided for in the Good Friday Agreement. I reiterated our hope that they would continue the journey with us as we seek to build a new and united Ireland.”

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