Sinn Fein: Blinkered DUP driving people towards no-deal catastrophe

A “blinkered” DUP is driving people towards a no-deal Brexit catastrophe, Sinn Fein said.

Deputy leader Michelle O’Neill said the unionist party was “hell bent” on pursuing a reckless Brexit strategy.

The DUP has said insufficient progress has been achieved between the Prime Minister and the EU over the backstop issue.

Mrs O’Neill said: “The business community, the farming community, the Civil Service, educationalists and trade unionists have all warned in recent weeks about the dire consequences of a no-deal crash on our economy.

“The DUP continues to ignore these warnings, just as they ignore the fact that the majority of people in the north voted against Brexit in the first place.

“This blinkered strategy is reckless in the extreme. It is driving us all towards a no-deal crash that would be catastrophic.”

She said it was a critical time and the DUP had a choice to make.

“It is time to put people’s jobs, livelihoods and peace first before selfish party political interests.”

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