Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has called on British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers to reconsider her position.
Ms Anderson said,
“Theresa Villiers today dismissed democratic rights and mandate of the people of the North and Scotland who voted to remain in the EU.
“The British Secretary of State is showing complete contempt for the democratic wishes of the people of the north of Ireland.
“Theresa Villiers’ first priority has always been solely on England’s national interests.
“In fact, when challengeddirectly about whether she believed a Brexit was in the interests of people in the North – she didn’t answer the question.
“The people of the north have never been, and will never be, a priority for Theresa Villiers and therefore she needs to seriously reconsider her position.” ENDS