Sinn Féin group leader on Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor Sandra Duffy is to bring a motion before the monthly meeting of the local council to light up council buildings in yellow and black on October 16th in support of Border Communities Against Brexit.
In advance of the next European Council Meeting on October 17th.
Councillor Duffy said “Just two weeks ago the British government’s secretary of state for the north, Julian Smith, heard loud and clear in Derry that people will not tolerate any hardening of the border on the island of Ireland as a result of Brexit.
“ An analysis carried out by the NI civil service has predicted a risk to 40,000 jobs if we are forced from the EU without a deal.
“Indeed the British Governments own analysis has predicted significant disruption to integrated supply chains across this island rendering cross-border trade and our agri-food sector virtually impossible for many operators.
“It will have devastating effects for the island of Ireland and our people, businesses, farmers, workers and communities particularly in places like Derry ,Donegal and Tyrone .Border Communities Against Brexit have been excellent in highlighting all of this. Lighting up our Council buildings in yellow and black In advance of the next European Council Meeting on October 17th, the last EU Summit planned before Brexit will send out a very clear message in support of their campaign.