Mounting alarm as DUP pushes towards ‘economic disaster’ – O’Neill

There is a mounting sense of alarm within the business and farming sectors that the DUP are dragging the North towards an economic disaster caused by a No-Deal Brexit, Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said.

Speaking at Stormont today, the Sinn Féin Vice-President commented:

“I’ve just been speaking to business and farming leaders and it is clear that there is a growing sense of alarm at where this process is heading.

“We are in very real danger of being dragged into a no-deal crash and no-one should underestimate the seriousness of that situation.

“Whatever No-Deal proposals the British Government come up with, the fact is that it will be an economic disaster. Their own evidence tells us that. The Civil Service analysis tells us that. The experience of our business, farming industry and SME’s tells us that.

“That is where the DUP have taken us. They have consistently shown a callous disregard for the people who live here. Later today, they have said they will vote to increase the likelihood of a No-deal crash. In so doing they are threatening the economic future of us all.

“At this critical time the DUP have a choice to make. They should pull back from the brink.

“It is time to put people’s jobs, livelihoods and peace before selfish party political interest.”