Northern Ireland civic society calls for a no deal Brexit to be prevented

Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations have issued a joint statement calling for what they described as “the imminent potential disaster” of a no deal Brexit to be prevented. 

The statement was launched at a gathering of a wide cross-section of civic society organisations from Northern Ireland’s business, trade union, community and voluntary, and farming sectors, held at the Headquarters of NICVA. The event was jointly organised by NICVA, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI,) the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU), and the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU), collectively known as Concordia.

The joint Northern Ireland civic society statement reads as follows:

“Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations representing business, trade unions, farming, and voluntary and community sector interests are calling for the imminent potential disaster of a no deal Brexit to be prevented. 

“A no deal Brexit would be hugely detrimental for Northern Ireland’s economic, social, and political well-being and future. 

“Northern Ireland civic society believes that a no deal Brexit must be prevented under any circumstances to avoid the major damage it would inflict to this and future generations in Northern Ireland.”


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