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Hanna: Political failure hands London Government blank cheque on Brexit

SDLP South Belfast MLA Claire Hanna has said that the continued failure to restore power sharing is handing the London Government a blank cheque on Brexit.
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Durkan warns of Brexit implications on Irish peace process

SDLP Foyle MP Mark Durkan made an impassioned speech in the House of Commons late last night in support of the Good Friday Agreement – and warning of the implications of Brexit on the peace process in Ireland.
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Eastwood: Northern Ireland must not be sidelined and silenced on Brexit

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said the forthcoming election will offer the electorate the chance elect parties who are capable of working together and who are capable of representing Northern Ireland’s interests when it comes to Brexit. Briefings from the British Government have indicated that Theresa May will this week outline her intention to pursue a hard Brexit - including leaving the single market and the customs union. Mr Eastwood also warned that it could be illegal for the British Government to trigger Article 50 in the absence of functioning institutions in Northern Ireland – he added that the British Secretary of State has no right to speak on behalf of anyone in Northern Ireland.
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Eastwood: Northern Ireland needs shelter from shadow of Brexit

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that Northern Ireland must be sheltered from the effect of Brexit through special EU status rather than cast into the shadow of isolation from the single market.
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Eastwood proposes legal recognition of Ireland’s unique position in EU

Proposing a motion in the Assembly this afternoon, SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has proposed legal recognition of Ireland’s unique circumstances in any negotiation on the future relationship with the European Union.
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