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Parliament must engage with reality, warns Long

Pawns: Naomi Long
Pawns: Naomi Long

By Staff Reporter

Alliance leader Naomi Long MLA has said Parliament needs to "stop chasing unicorns" and get its act together on the Brexit process.

Mrs Long was speaking after the Stormont parties met with Tánaiste Simon Coveney.

She said "Labour in particular need to stop playing politics with the issue of Brexit".

"It is not acceptable for our futures to become pawns in a political game being played out in London," she said. "We need to see some serious decision-making from them and others in the forthcoming period - stop chasing unicorns and start dealing with reality."

Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O'Neill said it was "crucially important" that Dublin "continues to stand up for the people here in the north".

"Now more than ever, the Irish government must stand firm to safeguard Ireland's interests, the rights of citizens and to protect our agreements," she said.

"A no-deal Brexit would be catastrophic for our economy and society."

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said: "It is imperative that the Assembly is restored to ensure that we protect our citizens from a hard Brexit."

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