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‘Hazzard must clarify position on European Union’ – Bradley

South Down MLA Sinead Bradley has called on Chris Hazzard to state categorically what his position is on the Brexit referendum.

“Chris Hazzard failed to vote in a debate in the NI Assembly to support Special Status and the motion was defeated by the DUP by a single vote,” the local MLA stated.

“Chris’s failure was despite the fact that 25 of his Sinn Fein MLA colleagues voted to support Special Status and that 56% of people here voted to Remain. The simple fact is that no Sinn Féin south Down MLAs voted to support the Special Status motion.

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Go For It March 2017She continued, “Chris Hazzard now needs to answer a simple question – given that he didn’t turn up for that vote, can he confirm that he bothered to turn up to vote in the Referendum on European Union membership and if he did, did he vote to Remain?

“Sinn Fein campaigned against the European Union in numerous referenda in the South and they failed to register as campaigners in the 2016 referendum. They have quickly jumped on the Pro-EU bandwagon as soon as they realised how serious the threat of Brexit is.

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25th March 2017 Box AdvertBradley added, “While they were busy building fake customs posts for photo-ops, the SDLP in Westminster secured a pledge from David Davis that if Northern Ireland votes to rejoin the European Union in any future unity referendum, it can rejoin the EU immediately. That is the what turning up at Westminster delivers.

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