PM: Northern Ireland is better off in a reformed EU
Monday February 29th, 2016
The Prime Minister said that more than 60% of Northern Ireland’s exports go to the EU, and around 40% of its investment comes from the EU.
Northern Ireland is better off in a reformed European Union, the Prime Minister has said ahead of his first visit to the region since the date of the EU referendum was announced.
With more than 60% of Northern Ireland exports going to the EU, the Prime Minister today warned that leaving the single market of 500 million people would be a “leap in the dark”.
And with the United Kingdom’s only land border with another EU member state, he warned that access to trade and investment from the EU is particularly important for Northern Ireland.
Speaking ahead of his visit, the Prime Minister said:
“I’m clear that the people of Northern Ireland, and the whole UK, are better off in a reformed European Union.
More than 60% of Northern Ireland’s exports go to the EU, and around 40% of its investment comes from the EU. Putting that at risk is a leap in the dark.”
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