UK SHOULD GIVE PEOPLE OF NORTH THEIR CHOICE OVER BREXIT – VINCENT P MARTIN

29 August 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The UK should be allowed to leave the Brexit backstop whenever it wants – provided it allows the people of Northern Ireland a determining say on what its future relationship with Europe should be. This was argued in a recent article in the Irish Times newspaper co-authored by the Carrickmacross Senior Counsel and politician Vincent P Martin, a former Monaghan Co Councillor and now a Green Party member of Kildare Co Council.

Councillor Martin, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson with the Green Party, and Clare Bailey MLA, leader of the Northern Ireland Greens, had an opinion piece published in the August 14 edition of the newspaper under the title, ‘Let people of Northern Ireland decide their Brexit fate’, in which they advocated a scenario where the North could be given the opportunity to have full access to both the UK and European markets.

The article cautions about the severe dangers to peace and freedom of movement that would ensure in a no-deal Brexit and hard Border outcome. But it also speaks about the considerable opportunities that would open up for Northern Ireland if it was given the chance….

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