On 23rd June 2016 the people of the North voted to remain in the EU. They did so because it is in their best interests politically and economically. Brexit poses a huge threat to the future of the people of Ireland in terms of a land border on the island, the north being forced out of the single market, barriers to trade, potential devastation of agriculture, not to mention the implications for the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. Sinn Féin has argued that brexit status only credible approach is for the north to be designated special status within the EU and for the whole island of Ireland to remain within the EU together.
There is widespread support for such a position and it can be delivered in the Brexit negotiations. The EU has shown itself to be flexible in dealing with different forms of integration and different forms of relationships for member states and non-member states. We have also argued that the European Union needs to change. Sinn Féin wants a social Europe, which promotes peace, demilitarisation, economic and social justice, international solidarity and greater democratic accountability. Sinn Féin has published a series of documents in relation to Brexit which set out the case for designated special status for the North, how special status can be delivered in the Brexit negotiations, how Ireland and the EU can flight the economic impact of Brexit north and south, why the North must achieve special status within the EU in order to protect farming and agri-food and a keynote speech from Gerry Adams in relation to Brexit. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Enter the terms you wish to search for.
On 23 June 2016, the UK settled the question that had been rumbling close to the surface of British politics for a generation: should the country remain within the European Union or go it alone. EU referendum: How did your area vote? Brexit quiz: How much do you know about the EU? Or so it seemed when just over 52 per cent of voters chose Brexit. Now, more than a year later, argument about the pros and cons of leaving the European Union continues. In 2015, the Tory Party’s general election victory activated a manifesto pledge to hold a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU. David Cameron made the promise at a time when he was under pressure from Eurosceptic backbenchers and when the Tories appeared to be losing votes to Ukip.