Speaking after a report from the north’s Pensioners Parliament showed that older people living in the north are concerned about the impact of Brexit, Sinn Féin Councillor Patrica Logue said:
“The report shows that three out of four older people are concerned about the impact Brexit will have on them, with seven out of ten concerned about freedom of movement across the border.
“Brexit will be bad for the economy on this island, bad for business and investment, bad for farmers, bad for the environment, bad for workers’ and human rights.
“Brexit could see the return of border checkpoints between the north and south or restrictions on trade.
“The only defence against the negative impact is to achieve designated special status for the North within the EU, it is the only way we can safeguard the rights of citizens, our agreements and our economy.”