Integrity of the Good Friday Agreement must be defended’ – McCallion

Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has insisted the Food Friday Agreement must be defended as the Brexit negotiations reach a critical point.

Speaking ahead of attending today’s meeting of the Good Friday Agreement Implementation committee in Dublin, the Foyle MP said:

“There is massive concern in the north and across Ireland about the economic consequences of Brexit and the negative implications for key sectors of our economy which are becoming clear.

“There is no good outcome from Brexit and the North being forced to leave the EU against the expressed wishes of its people represents a major set-back for the political process here. It directly challenges the integrity of the Good Friday Agreement and will have huge consequences for the protections contained within it. Brexit also fundamentally undermines the principle of consent.

“The integrity of the Good Friday Agreement must be defended within the Brexit negotiations. It is endorsed by, and belongs to all the people of Ireland. It is the template for continued democratic transformation on the island and cannot be undermined to satisfy a DUP agenda.”