European Parliament to vote on Brexit next Wednesday

European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee voted on Protocol on Ireland.

Speaking after voting in the European Parliament’s Constitutional Affairs Committee in favour of the Protocol on Ireland, Sinn Féin Martina Anderson MEP said: "The committee vote will influence how the entire European Parliament votes next week on Wednesday 29th. There is no such thing as a good Brexit, but the Withdrawal Agreement and Protocol is the least worst option."

Anderson added: "Whatever happens at the end of the transition period in December 2020, even if the British crash out without a future trade agreement, the protocol on Ireland in the WA ensures there will be no hardening of the border that partitions Ireland."

Anderson said she voted to protect the Good Friday Agreement in all of its parts and stop physical infrastructure on the border. "Brexit - she added - has shown that the British border partitioning Ireland is not only a problem for Ireland, but it is a problem for Europe. The EU has offered a pathway for the whole of the island back into the European Union through a referendum on Irish Unity under the provisions of the Good Friday Agreement."