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EU chief slams pro-Union video over ‘fake quote’

A film posted by the NI In Union Twitter account prompted an angry response from chief European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas,

A pro-Union video on Twitter has prompted an angry response from the EU Commission (Jonathan Brady/PA)
A pro-Union video on Twitter has prompted an angry response from the EU Commission (Jonathan Brady/PA)

A pro-Unionist video posted on Twitter has been criticised for an alleged misquote.

The video posted by the NI in Union account includes a quote that Northern Ireland is “the price to pay for Brexit”.

The quote was attributed in the video to Martin Selmayr, secretary-general of the EU Commission.

However, Margaritis Schinas, chief spokesman for the European Commission, said the quote was “fake”.

He went on to blast the video as “fraudulent and pure disinformation that has been spread maliciously”.

The NI in Union Twitter account has been approached for a response.

The account has no name attached to it, and simply describes itself as “promoting the positive benefits of NI’s membership of the UK”.

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