Public meeting on impact of Brexit in Park, Co. Derry

A European Union flag in front of Big Ben
A European Union flag in front of Big Ben

The public is urged to attend a meeting on Brexit this weekend.

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald is hosting the discussion on ‘The Impact of Brexit on your Community’ on Friday, November 11.

The East Derry MLA said: “Martina Anderson MEP and Declan Kearney MLA will be on a panel to discuss the impacts of the EU referendum result on issues such as single farm payments, economic development, community and voluntary funding, the 
rural development programme, cross-border trade and human and workers rights.

“Brexit will have an impact on everyone right across this island.

“Sinn Féin’s position is that people of the north voted to remain in the EU and that vote must be fully recognised and respected.

“Public discussion on this vital issue is important as it gives everyone the opportunity to voice their opinion and to raise any questions they might have.

“We would invite anyone who wants to know more about the impact of Brexit to come along to the discussion.”

Friday’s meeting is being held at 7.30pm in St Mary’s Hall, Park.

Last week, a High Court ruling the British Parliament must vote before the UK government can trigger Article 50 to leave the European Union.

The High Court ruling was a defeat for the Westminster government, but it will now appeal the decision at the Supreme Court.

Overall, the UK electorate voted to leave the EU, but in Northern Ireland, a majority of people (56%), voted to stay.