Hanna: A Brexit referendum built on untruths broke the faith of many people
SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA commented:
“Many people had their faith broken the day ‘Leave’ decided to run a disingenuous campaign built on untruths.
“The SDLP have said repeatedly that we will support any opportunity to stop Brexit including another referendum, as the fact remains that the UK Parliament is in deadlock with no majority for any form of Brexit, and no pathway to resolving this.
“The problem isn’t with the current deal on the table, but with Brexit itself. There is no magical way to reconcile Brexiteer promises with the UK Government's legal obligations to the island if Ireland.
“In this context it is appropriate to go back to the public on how to proceed. More democracy cannot be undemocratic.
“It is nonetheless essential that we bank the backstop. It is our ultimate insurance policy and must apply in all scenarios.”