Hanna praises young people’s passion for Europe
The South Belfast MLA said that it was important that people spoke up to oppose the DUP’s aggressive hard Brexit strategy.
“You’d be forgiven for thinking that the DUP’s aggressive hard Brexit strategy enjoys popular support in Northern Ireland from news reports in GB. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. A majority of people here voted to remain in the European Union. Arlene Foster’s dogged determination to ignore the will of people here is not only a dereliction of her political responsibility, it’s totally destructive to the interests of those we represent.
“I want to pay tribute to the young people in Belfast who organised last night’s rally. It’s important that people here refuse to stand by as the DUP torches our economy. People shouldn’t be silent on this, it’s s time to take a stand and say clearly that the DUP does not represent us.
“We all have a responsibility to undo the damage that a group of 10 MPs seem intent on inflicting on this place.”