News | SDLP secures Assembly opposition to Internal Market Bill

SDLP secures Assembly opposition to Internal Market Bill

The Northern Ireland Assembly has today supported an SDLP motion rejecting the Internal Market Bill and expressing serious concerns about the British Government’s approach to trade negotiations.

The motion also called for the Prime Minister to respect both the will of the people in Northern Ireland and the principles of devolution.

The SDLP’s Brexit Spokesperson, Matthew O’Toole commented:

“The UK Internal Market Bill is a self-confessed breach of international law. It represents a clear, and deeply worrying, abdication of the responsibilities that Boris Johnson negotiated and undertook less than a year ago. 

“Everyone already knows that Boris Johnson is a beermat populist and charlatan - but if passed, this Bill would profoundly damage Britain's reputation internationally.

“Today, the Northern Ireland Assembly voted in favour of an SDLP motion that rejected the Internal Market Bill. Having demanded that Assembly consent be written into the Withdrawal Treaty, Johnson's Government should finally listen to what we are saying."

Matthew O'Toole MLA


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