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Tory Brexit agenda jeopardises livelihoods of business community - Anderson

25 May, 2017 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the Tory Brexit agenda would jeopardise the livelihoods of many involved in the business community in the north. 

Martina Anderson said: 

"There is widespread concern across the business community, particularly among those involved in small to medium sized enterprises about the prospect of being dragged out of the EU against our will. 

"The comments from the head of Invest NI when he said said he is excited about Brexit and that it brings possibilities do not reflect of the views of business people I have met from across the north. Such remarks turn a blind eye to the fears and concerns of the business community and echoing the Tory approach to Brexit, which is also backed by the DUP.

"The fact is that the Tory Brexit agenda is bad for business in the north and across the island and the livelihoods of many involved in business would be jeopardised. 

"Claims that leaving the EU would help attract investment to the north don't stack up when taken alongside remarks from leading figures in the business world here that they are actually looking to leave the north as a result of Brexit. 

"The best way to protect our economy and our business community from Brexit is to secure designated status for the north within the EU."

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