Vote of the people can make a difference: Brady 

May 1, 2017

Next month’s Westminster election is an opportunity for the public to vote against the Tory Brexit agenda and austerity, Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady has said.

At a recent party selection convention, the sitting MP for the Newry & Armagh constituency was reselected to contest the poll on June 8th.

Speaking  at the event, Mr Brady said, “In the last Assembly election the people came out and voted for equality, integrity and respect, and that vote made a difference.  Now as we face into a Westminster election where the Tories and the DUP want to drag us out of the EU against our will, the vote of the people can make a difference once again.

“Brexit will be a disaster for the economy, for local business, for farmers and the wider agri-food industry, for the health service, for workers’ rights and border communities.”

Mr Brady claims it is vital for future prosperity that the north remains in the European Union but warns there can be “no EU frontier across Ireland”.

“‘Sinn Féin is the only party to put forward a credible alternative to Brexit with our case for designated special status for the north within the EU.  That case will not be won at Westminster but across Ireland and throughout Europe,” he said.

“What Sinn Féin wants in this election is a win for everyone who wants a new progressive politics which is modern and inclusive.”

Commenting on the threatened closure of Daisy Hill Hospital Emergency Department, he added, “The local community has joined together to send a clear message that they will not accept the closure of the Emergency Department or indeed any further dilution of services there.  Sinn Féin stands firmly against Tory cuts and supports the protection of frontline public services.”