Tories continue to display 'staggering arrogance' on Brexit - Hazzard
Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the Tories are displaying staggering arrogance while ignoring the warnings of the dire consequences of Brexit.
The South Down MP was speaking after Tory MP Steve Barclay made a speech in Madrid.
“Today Steve Barclay made a speech in Madrid which displayed staggering arrogance and consisted of veiled threats towards the island of Ireland in regard to medical supplies.
“It is clear that the scale of the potential impact of Brexit, given the complexity of supply chains and regulations, means that identifying never mind preparing for the implications for our services is hugely difficult.
“The DUP and the Tories have continuously chosen to ignore the warnings of the dire consequences of Brexit, and in particular a crash-out no deal Brexit.
“They are also ignoring the democratic wishes of the people of the north who voted to reject Brexit.
"The ‘backstop’ as already agreed is the absolute bottom line and must be maintained.
“There can be no backsliding from that position.
“The British government or the DUP can not be allowed to unilaterally withdraw from the backstop."