Martina Anderson (Sinn Féin), Brexit and Irish Unity
As Brexit chaos engulfs Westminster, the future of millions of Irish citizens living in the North of Ireland and the future of The Good Friday Agreement remain deeply uncertain.
This week, Martina Anderson MEP invited four representatives from Irish civil society to Strasbourg to discuss the worrying situation with Leftist MEPs – and time is running out.
Niall Murphy, a local solicitor, said the only way out of this crisis is a unity poll on the island of Ireland. Emma De Souza, a rights campaigner, said citizens’ rights and identities are systematically ignored by the British.
We also heard from Declan Fearon of Border Communities Against Brexit, and he is worried about peace in the north if a border is ever reintroduced. Finally, Daniel Holder from the Committee for the Administration of Justice warned that Brexit not only undermines Irish citizens’ basic rights – but also their democratic rights as EU citizens.