18 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Border Communities Against Brexit campaign group will stage a series of demonstrations in Border locations on Saturday next, November 20 at 3 pm to oppose the threat by the UK Government to trigger Article 16 of the Northern Ireland Brexit Protocol. “We are asking everyone living along the Border, on either side, to make an effort to attend their nearest demonstration,” BCAB Chairperson Declan Fearon told the Northern Standard this week.

“We are calling on all trade unions, representative groups, civic leaders, sporting organisations and citizens to join with us to protect the Protocol to say loudly to Boris Johnson to back off.” The mobilisations will take place at Flurry Bridge, Carrickcarnon, Co Louth; Belcoo-Blacklion, Co Cavan; Moybridge, Aughnacloy, Co Tyrone; Gifford Bridge on the Donegal/Tyrone Border, and Bridgend, Derry. “Boris Johnson’s Government has been pursuing a reckless course in negotiations with the EU around the Protocol, including threats to trigger Article 16,” Mr Fearon stated. “Recent British Government statements and actions are posing a very direct threat to the Peace Process, the all-island economy and raising once again the horrific prospect of a return to a hard Border in Ireland.

“We are calling on Boris Johnson to back off, and to protect and implement the Protocol. “Communities, businesses, workers, farmers and students along the Border want the Protocol to be implemented in order to protect jobs, livelihoods and community life on this island. Businesses, manufacturers and farmers are benefitting from the Protocol and thousands…

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