West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Special Status for North within EU Essential as Brexit fears being felt in Tyrone - Campbell

Published: 17 March, 2017

Cllr Glenn Campbell has said the local economy is already counting the cost of England and Wales' decision to leave the EU.

Cllr Glenn Campbell has said the local economy is already counting the cost of England and Wales' decision to leave the EU.

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has said the local economy is already counting the cost of England and Wales' decision to leave the EU.

Cllr Campbell, who is a Director on the board of Omagh Enterprise Company, was speaking as he revealed a company based in Britian, that was considering locating to the Industrial Estate in Omagh, decided instead to move its head office to Germany in the aftermath of England and Wales' decision to leave the EU.

Cllr Campbell said, "Locally, we are already counting the cost of the decision taken by Britain to leave the EU - and that cost will keep rising. The unknown cost of this disastrous plan is the damage that uncertainty is doing to other potential investors."

Continuing, Cllr Campbell said,

"It is unacceptable that the DUP, who were well paid cheerleaders for Brexit, seem wedded to the defence of their poor decision-making on this and other matters, not least the scandalous RHI scheme."

Concluding Cllr Campbell said,

"It is critical that the North's special Status within the EU is acknowledged and secured.

"The DUP may be content to flush potential investment that will aid economic recovery down the drain, and to blow millions of pounds up in smoke, but Sinn Féin will continue to fight to ensure that the democratic will of the people in the 6 counties is respected. ENDS

Notes to Editor: Cllr Glenn Campbell can be contacted on 07748 158 909