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Latest Brexit resignation shows extent of Westminster chaos - Hazzard

28 September, 2019 - by Chris Hazzard


Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said the departure of yet another senior official from the British government's Brexit team shows the extent of the chaos in Whitehall. 

The South Down MP said: 

"The fact that the British government's Director General for EU Exit Implementation has quit his job as the Brexit deadline looms highlights the crisis in the British government and political establishment. 

"This is the latest in a series of senior Brexit officials who have quit their posts in recent months. 

"It is clear that the ship is sinking and we cannot allow the British government to drag the north down with it. 

"The Irish backstop provides us with the bare minimum of necessary protections.

“However, if Boris Johnson and the Tories are intent to drag us out of the EU in a crash-out Brexit, as they appear to be, then there is only one solution; the democratic pathway back into Europe that Irish unity would provide in line with the provision in the Good Friday Agreement."

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