Huge crowd attend Irish unity Brexit conference in Carrickdale Hotel

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Wednesday, October 9th, 2019
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Sinn Fein MP Mickey Brady has said the only long term, viable solution to Brexit is Irish reunification.

The Newry Armagh MP made the comments as he addressed a huge conference in the Carrickdale Hotel on Brexit and Irish Unity organised by MEPs Martina Anderson and Matt Carthy.

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There was standing room only in the Carrickdale conference hall as hundreds of people packed into the building to hear the panel, made up of people from community groups, legal experts and political representatives, address the crowd on the Brexit chaos and how Irish reunification was the only realistic long term solution.

“The vast number of people on the island of Ireland are against the artificial divisions which exist in our country – whether visible or invisible, partition has failed,” he said.

 

 

“A growing number of people on the island believe that Irish unity is the democratic alternative to the unwanted Brexit being foisted upon citizens here.

“The EU has declared that in the future, and in the event of Irish reunification the north would automatically re-join the EU.

Brady continued, “Those of a British unionist identity are starting to assess what this means, not because they wish to become Irish nationalists, but simply remain Europeans.

 

 

“The people on the island of Ireland should have a choice between Brexit and independence.

“Everyone is being challenged to rethink their economic future.

“We need a national dialogue about the constitutional future, and what the political, administrative and symbolic expression a New Ireland will take, including our economic model,”  the local MP added.

 

 

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