May’s remarks incompatible with protecting Good Friday Agreement – Anderson

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has said Theresa May’s comments on Brexit today are incompatible with protecting the Good Friday Agreement. 

Martina Anderson said: 

“What we heard today in Florence from Theresa May was heavy on aspiration and light on detail. 

“She did not adequately address any of the concerns around Ireland, citizen’s rights and the need to protect the Good Friday Agreement in all its parts. 

“It is clear that Brexit is bad for Ireland. It is incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement and nothing Theresa May said today changes that. 

“Theresa May spoke about not accepting physical infrastructure on the border but then followed it up with making it clear they intend to leave the Single Market and Customs Union and drag us out with them. That simply doesn’t add up. 

“She also made it clear that the British government would not accept the European Court of Justice which would leave our rights open to attack by the Tories. 

“Our position is clear. We want to see the entire of island of Ireland remaining in the EU, including in the single market and customs union. That means securing special status for the north within the EU.”