Steven Agnew MLA

Greens call for referendum on final Brexit deal & set out 5 key priorities

Wednesday 29 March

The Green Party has called for a referendum on any exit deal agreed with the EU on the same day as Theresa May triggered Article 50.

Steven Agnew has also laid out five key priorities for the negotiations ahead.

The Green Party leader said:

“The terms of the final Brexit deal will have an immediate and long lasting impact on the lives of all citizens.

“This referendum is essential given the importance of the final deal.

“The traditional parties in Northern Ireland have taken their eye off the Brexit ball for some time now.

“The Green Party is stepping up with these priorities to deliver the best deal for everyone, irrespective of how they voted in the June 2016 referendum”.

The five priorities are as follows:

NI representation in the senior negotiating team;

Guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK;

Maintenance of existing human rights and environmental protections;

Ensure the free movement of people;

Continued access to the single market.

The North Down MLA concluded:

“Democracy didn’t end the day after the referendum. We should do everything possible to ensure the best Brexit deal possible.

“Indeed, that’s why I’m also involved in the so-called “Dublin case” challenging the revocability of Article 50.

“Inaction and procrastination will do nothing to deliver the best deal possible for the people of Northern Ireland”.

ENDS

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