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Video: SDLP leader Colum Eastwood urges non-voters to come out or 'Theresa May will be running Northern Ireland'


If the DUP and Sinn Fein are returned as the two largest parties after the election Northern Ireland will be facing direct rule.

That was the message from SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood, speaking in Belfast today after he spoke at the final '5 Leaders, 5 Days' event organised by the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

The Chamber has invited the leaders of the five main political parties to outline their views on business, the economy and jobs post-election.

Mr Eastwood said: "The DUP and Sinn Fein have created so many red lines now that we'll have direct rule and Theresa May will be running Northern Ireland - and I don't believe that's good for anybody.

"People now have a chance to vote for parties who actually want to work together and who have proven they can work together.

"If the 90,000 people here who voted in the Brexitt referendum, who didn't vote in the May Assembly election - if those people come out to vote then on day one we will have a different type of politics."

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