Sinn Fein: Democratic Unionists Are 'Catastrophically Wrong' On Brexit

Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald has condemned the DUP's stance on Brexit as being "catastrophically wrong".

Speaking outside Laganside Courts while attending the Ballymurphy Massacre inquest with the party's Deputy Leader Michelle O'Neill on Monday 19 November, Mrs McDonald said: "It is now very clear that the DUP called it absolutely wrong on Brexit by advancing a reckless position that absolutely disregards people's livelihoods, job prospects and the cohesion and stability of our peace arrangements.
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"They're wrong about the draft agreement. It's not perfect but it is certainly a baseline to protect our economic interests and agreements."

Mrs McDonald also reiterated the calls of key business leaders from both Northern Ireland and the Republic, who have supported the draft deal and expressed dissent to the DUP's position.

"Now is the time to ensure that the bottom lines around no hard border, the protection of the Good Friday Agreement and citizens' rights are met.

"This is vital to protect everybody who lives and works on the island of Ireland."


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