Belfast Telegraph

British firms 'could use Northern Ireland to stay in EU after Brexit'

by suzanne breen

A RETIRED businessman says Northern Ireland should rejoin the EU after Brexit.

Garvin Crawford believes his proposal resolves all the difficult issues for unionists, nationalists, and the British and Irish Governments.

Writing in today's Belfast Telegraph, he said there was just four weeks to get this "transformational idea" on the agenda of the Brexit talks.

"In return for agreed financial and security guarantees from London, Dublin and the EU, Northern Ireland offers to provide a home-from-home for British manufacturing businesses wanting to stay in the single market - by joining the EU in its own right," he said.

"A mere 2% transfer of British manufacturers will double the size of the Northern Ireland economy.

"This chance to put our past behind us, to build a bright new future for our children, and become the most exciting economy in Europe, will not come again," said Mr Crawford, from Comber.

See Writeback, page 34.

Belfast Telegraph

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