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Kearney: Latest poll confirms durable support for the Protocol

1 March, 2022 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin Brexit spokesperson Declan Kearney has welcomed polling from Queens University which has confirmed that there is continued support for the Protocol and that people want it to remain.

The Sinn Féin MLA said:

"The latest polling from the Post Brexit Governance initiative at Queens University has confirmed that there is ongoing and durable support for the Protocol.

“The survey found that 50% of people see the Protocol as an appropriate means for managing the impact of Brexit, and that a clear majority oppose the DUP's stunts around the Protocol.

“This survey is the latest in a number of studies which shows that the British Government and DUP's attempts to bin the Protocol are opposed by wider society in the north.

“The polling by Queens follows recent polling by Manufacturing NI when two thirds of businesses surveyed recorded that the protocol is here to stay and needs to be made to work better.

“The DUP needs to wake up to the fact that majority opinion in the north has a pragmatic view of the Protocol and oppose their stunt politics. Businesses, the farming sector, and workers recognise there is no credible alternative to the Protocol; they want delivery on the real economic and social issues which actually matter to them."

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