EU should stand firm with Ireland - McCallion

Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has called on Members of the European Parliament to ensure the EU stands firm on protecting the interests of Ireland from Brexit.

Thursday, 10th October 2019, 3:35 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th October 2019, 4:35 pm
Elisha McCallion

Speaking after meeting with MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels today, the Foyle MP said:

“Today the Sinn Féin MP team met with senior MEPs in the European Parliament in Brussels, including members of the Parliament’s Brexit Steering Group.

“As part of our discussions we made it clear to MEPs that the EU need to remain steadfast in its support for the Good Friday Agreement and the backstop.

“The message we are hearing from MEPs is they reject any hardening of the border, any undermining of the Good Friday Agreement.”

The Derry politician added: “We expressed our deep appreciation for the strong stand that MEPs have taken in support of our people, our peace process and our economic future.

“We called on MEPs to ensure the EU plays an active role in promoting all aspects of the Good Friday Agreement, including its provision for a referendum on Irish unity which would provide us a democratic pathway back into the EU.”