SF MEP TAKES TAOISEACH TO TASK FOR UNITED IRELAND COMMENTS

20 October 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has criticised comments made by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar which the Carrickmacross politician said sought to cast doubt as to whether a 50%-plus-one vote in the north in favour of unity would be sufficient to secure a United Ireland.

Mr Carthy was speaking after An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told the BBC Spotlight programme that he wouldn’t like to see constitutional change ‘on a 50% plus one basis’. The MEP, who chairs his party’s United Ireland project team, said: “Leo Varadkar is legally wrong to seek to cast doubt as to whether a 50%-plus-one vote…

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