Martina Anderson said:
“To hear British Prime Minister Theresa May state her belief that no deal is better than a bad deal on Brexit is ludicrous and shows just how deluded she is.
“The Tories don’t seem to understand that they can’t just walk out of the EU one day and hope to start a completely new relationship the next.
“They clearly don’t understand the extent of how messy the divorce proceedings are going to be.
“Theresa May’s mentality also shows once again that she does not care at all about the north and its people as it would lead to a hard border with disastrous consequences for Ireland.
“The alternative to this staggering Tory arrogance is for the north to secure designated special status within the EU. That is what Sinn Féin has been pushing for and it is what the Irish government must now work towards in the best interests of all Irish citizens.”