20/07/2018

Theresa May's Border Visit Is 'Too Little, Too Late' - SF

Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to the Irish border is "too little, too late", according to Sinn Fein.

Mrs May was meeting with business owners in Northern Ireland on Thursday, 19 July. Deputy leader of the party, Michelle O'Neill, said Mrs May would hear about the "catastrophic implications" of Brexit.

Ms O'Neill said: "The last two years can only be characterised as chaos, confusion and contradiction. 

"The Tory party is in internal crisis. It has failed to negotiate with the EU.  It has tried to resile from its commitments on the Irish Protocol and Backstop which they made back in December. 

"This is totally unacceptable.  
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"Sinn Féin will meet with Theresa May on Friday and we will set out our serious concerns in regards to her government's chaos and their blatant disregard for the citizens of the north.  

"We will remind the British Prime Minister of the agreement she made back in December. 

"We will point out to her that there can be no withdrawal agreement without a legally operable backstop. 

"We will not tolerate the British Government trampling over our rights, our economy, our jobs or our services for Teresa Mays' political expediency."

Sinn Fein President Mary-Lou McDonald and Newry and Armagh MLA Conor Murphy will also attend the meeting with Mrs May.

(CD/MH)

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