Clare Bailey MLA

Backstop alternative arrangement a non runner

Monday 28 January 2018

Green Party leader Clare Bailey has commented on reports that the Westminster Government will back a backbench proposal to alter the backstop provision.

Clare Bailey said:

“The so called alternative arrangement is a non runner – the European Union has been crystal clear on their commitment to a backstop as agreed by the UK during the withdrawal negiotations.

“It will be interesting to see what the alternative arrangement is and whether it prevents a harder border on the island of Ireland.

“My suspicion is its another fudge proposal without substance or credibility. 

“Sir Graham Brady and most Tory MPs are more interested in keeping their jobs by avoiding a general election than protecting the economic future of Northern Ireland and preserving our hard won peace.” 

ENDS

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