Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said a leaked report showing how Brexit will hit every aspect of the economy highlights the need for special status.
Martina Anderson said:
“No one should be surprised by the findings of this leaked confidential report that shows that every part of the economy would suffer as a result of Brexit.
“Report after report has shown that Brexit will hit the economy, particularly here in the north of Ireland.
“What this report does show, however, is that the British government were and are aware of the huge damage Brexit will do and are ploughing on regardless.
“It shows the scant regard they have, not just for the economy here but also for the people of the north.
“All of this underscores the need for the north to secure special status within the EU so we will not be dragged down along with the Tory Brexit mess.”