Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said the likelihood of a no deal Brexit is increasing, bringing with it disastrous consequences for the north.
Martina Anderson said:
“There is increasing likelihood that if there is no significant progress at the June EU summit then the possibility of a no deal Brexit increases. What was once the last option is now fast becoming the likely outcome.
“Tory Brexiteers are trying to prepare the public for this by trying to tell people no deal is better than a bad deal but the reality is that it would be disastrous for Ireland.
“The fault for a no deal Brexit would lay squarely with Theresa May and the British government who have had no plan or strategy from the start, displaying total disregard for the people of the north, or economy, and our rights.
“Now the EU are actively planning for a no deal Brexit as a result of the abject failure of the Tories in the negotiations.
“All of this highlights the need for the north to secure special status for the north within the EU. We must remain in the customs union and single market in order to avoid a hard border, protect all-Ireland trade, protect the Good Friday Agreement and to protect our rights.
“We must not be dragged over the cliff edge into oblivion with the Tory Brexiteers and we need the Irish government to be standing up for our rights in June.” Ends/Críoch