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Anderson to run for SF in Euro election

By Rebecca Black

Sinn Fein has questioned the direction of the EU as it confirmed that its current MEP in Northern Ireland will run again for her seat.

Party president Mary-Lou McDonald insisted Sinn Fein is "euro-critical", but that leaving is "not the answer".

"There are fundamental questions to be asked about the direction of the EU," she told the Sinn Fein selection convention at the Balmoral Hotel in Belfast.

"The north leaving is not the answer. Leaving was never the answer. All of Ireland should be in the EU, leading a fair and social Europe, opposing federalisation and the creation of an EU army."

Martina Anderson, who has been one of the three local MEPs since 2012, reiterated her opposition to Brexit, pointing out that a majority here voted to remain in the EU.

"This election is an opportunity to say clearly to the Tories and DUP: 'Your time is over. Your Brexit is over'," she said.

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