‘Europe must back unification route back to EU’ – Anderson
The Good Friday Agreement provides a peaceful democratic pathway back into the EU via the reunification of Ireland, Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has told the European Parliament.
Martina Anderson was addressing MEPs during a key Brexit debate in Strasbourg this morning.
She commented: “It is important that this parliament recognises, as stated in the resolution, ‘the legitimacy of whatever choice is freely exercised by the majority of the people in the north to our right to change its status’ - our right to self-determination as recognised in the Good Friday Agreement and in British and Irish law.
“The European Council statement said that in the event of Irish reunification all 32 counties of Ireland would be in the EU.
“The French President Macron said that ‘the solution to the Brexit problem is Irish reunification’.
“Lord Ashcroft’s opinion poll - like others - showed a majority in favour of Irish Unity.
“The Good Friday Agreement provides a peaceful democratic pathway back into the EU via Irish unity.
“This parliament should commend the thousands of people who are involved in the calm and respectful unity conversation.
“If only the British could do the same.”