UNITED IRELAND MAY BE ONLY WAY TO MINIMISE BREXIT THREAT – MATT CARTHY MEP

14 September 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin MEP Matt Carthy has said that if the British Government’s approach to Brexit remains unchanged, a United Ireland might be the only way to minimise the “political and economic devastation a crashout or no deal threatens to cause to Ireland”. The Midlands North West representative was speaking at a commemoration for Civil War leader Liam Lynch in the Knockmealdown Mountains.

Mr Carthy urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD and Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin TD to “face up to their political responsibilities” by accepting the inevitability of a referendum on a United Ireland, and to begin planning how to move forward while ensuring the maximum amount of stability and cohesion on the island. He stated: “For too long, our Government and some political parties, particularly FF, have dismissed calls to engage in a process of planning for reunification. The real prospect now of a no-deal Brexit will expose that stance as nothing short of reckless irresponsibility. “So let me say very clearly here today – a United Ireland…

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