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Voting remain will help build a better European Union - Anderson

3 June, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson said voting to remain in the EU will help better a better European Union. 

Ms Anderson was speaking at the launch of Sinn Féin’s Putting Ireland First/Vote Remain campaign; 

"This is a hugely important vote, which will have implications not just for the north but for the entire island of Ireland. 

"Brexit would be disastrous for Ireland north and south. We in the north, would be shackled to a Britain with a hostile, hawkish Tory government, wedded to the failed policies of austerity – a peripheral region of a peripheral state on the periphery of Europe.

"We critically engage with the EU, supporting what is right and good for Ireland while challenge shortcomings wherever we find them. And in doing so we want to build a better Europe.

"We in Sinn Féin have absolutely no confidence whatsoever that the British government has any interest in replacing funds and support lost to the north in the event of a Brexit.

"In order to build a better European Union, with a strong all-Ireland team of Sinn Féin MEPs, we need to vote remain.”

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