‘Villiers should resign’ – Murphy

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said Brexit is the price of the continued partition of Ireland and called for Theresa Villiers to resign. Conor Murphy“In recent days the EU referendum result has dramatically changed the political and economic landscape,” he told Newry Times. “The majority of voters here from across the political spectrum said the north should remain in Europe and it is unacceptable that the democratic will of this region should be overruled by English voters. “Our economic and financial future is now one of unprecedented uncertainty. 200,000 jobs in Ireland depend upon 1.2billion euros of trade between North and South each week. Brexit directly threatens all that, and more,” the local MLA warned. “Theresa Villiers should follow David Cameron and resign. She has absolutely no authority to represent the economic or social interests of people in the north. “She failed utterly in her duty to be impartial in her role as Secretary of State during the referendum and as part of the Leave campaign she blatantly and knowingly lied to the people about a number of the Leave campaign’s key claims. Brexit is the price of Ireland’s continued partition.
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July 2016“This Assembly and Executive should respect and underpin the democratic decision of the North. Murphy added, “Our urgent focus must be upon retaining our special relationship with the EU, and protecting the trade, investment and funding which are essential to support our regional and island economies.”
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