‘Brexit means borders’, insists Newry Sinn Fein

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Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016
Community, Politics
Sinn Féin’s Newry/Armagh candidates have unveiled an anti-Brexit poster at the Cloughogue Roundabout. brexit2The area was once the scene of huge tailbacks as vehicles coming to and from Dundalk were stopped and searched. The site was also looked over by what they described as a ‘monstrous British Army spy post that scarred the landscape’. Newry candidate Conor Murphy said a Brexit would have disastrous effects across Ireland but particularly in border areas. “As a whole the north could lose out on up to £700m of European funding specifically targeted at communities coming out of conflict and integration projects in the event of Britain dragging the north out of the EU,” he said. “However, it’s communities and businesses here on the border that will feel the full impact of Brexit when we inevitably see the return of stops and checkpoints.” South Armagh candidate Megan Fearon said claims from the Vote Leave campaign that checkpoints wouldn’t return were ‘completely disingenuous’. “One of the main tenets of the Vote leave campaign has been tighter border control so it’s completely disingenuous for them to on one hand campaign on that basis and then on the other claim they will leave an open border here.
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Mid April 2016“Those making their minds up on Brexit would do well to remember the ‘categorical pledge’ that the Scots were given the week before their referendum that disappeared the day after it when listening to the likes of Theresa Villiers make promises on border checkpoints,” she added.
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