‘EU funds announcement expose Brexit folly’ - Hazzard
A major EU investment in shared space centres across the North again demonstrates the foolishness of the Tory-DUP Brexit agenda, Sinn Féin MP Chris Hazzard has said.
The South Down MP was commenting after the Special EU Programmes body (SEUPB) announced funding of £29 million to create five new shared space centres in south Belfast, Ballycastle, County Antrim, Derry and Pomeroy.
"The EU has played a key role in helping to build peace in the North, through investments just like this,” Chris Hazzard said.
“Today’s announcement again exposes the foolishness of the hard Brexit DUP-Tory Brexiteer agenda because they are prepared to jeopardise the EU funding which has been so crucial to our peace process.
“There is no prospect that the British Government will replace such EU funding streams post-Brexit so our economy and our communities will suffer as a result.
“Of course it should come as no surprise that the Tories are prepared to push our economy off a cliff edge in pursuit of a hard Brexit. We are just collateral damage to them.
“However, the DUP should explain to the public here why they continue to support policies that are so clearly against the best interests and wishes of the majority of people in the North.”