‘Health and economy at risk with Brexit’ – Murphy

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Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said that Brexit would have a detrimental impact on efforts to attract jobs and investment to the North. Conor Murphy“It is concerning that a major US investment conference which was planned for Belfast and Derry in October has been cancelled as a result of the EU referendum,” he said. “Executive ministers travel the world attracting investment and jobs to the north and they have been successful in marketing the north as a gateway to Europe. It simply does not make sense to close that door. “There is no doubt that being dragged out of the EU by Britain will hamper efforts to attract much-needed jobs and investment,” he insisted. The Newry representative also voiced his concern on the impact of an EU exit on health care. “Not only would the reintroduction of border controls impact on trade but it could also hinder cross-border patients accessing health care on an all-Ireland basis. “Our health service benefits from the hard work, dedication and professionalism of workers from other countries and it would potentially become difficult to recruit such staff if we are dragged out of Europe. There are also concerns around procurement issues and access to EU funding.
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Annie newry times box adMurphy added, “The best way to avoid all these potential problems is for everyone to work collectively to ensure the democratic will of the people of the north is realised.”
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