MIL-OSI UK: Pro-remain parties – ‘pressing need for the backstop to be banked’

Source: The Green Party in Northern Ireland

Monday 10 December 2018
Statement from the pro-remain parties:

“The four Remain parties, Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance and Green Party continue to believe that there is no such thing as a good Brexit and our preference is for no Brexit at all. We recognise that the majority of people, businesses and civic society do not want Brexit either.
“We have a shared responsibility to protect jobs, economic stability, the environment and people’s livelihoods.
“At the very least, this means avoiding a hard border, protecting the Good Friday Agreement and hard won peace of the past twenty years, and staying within the Single Market and a Customs Union.
“Therefore as a basis for this, we maintain that there is a pressing need for the backstop as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement to be banked.
“By contrast, we believe that a no deal situation would be catastrophic for our economy and society.”
Signed by:
Michelle O’NeillColum EastwoodNaomi LongClare Bailey
Tags: Backstop, Brexit, Withdrawal agreement
by Clare Bailey, Colm Eastwood, Michelle O’Neill, Naomi Long