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

2 Aug 2019

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Northern Ireland’s leading civic society organisations representing business, trade unions, farming, and voluntary and community sector interests have collectively issued a statement calling for 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 at the Headquarters of NICVA.

The 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”

The statement is supported by the following civic society organisations:

Irish Congress of Trade Unions

NICVA (Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action)

Ulster Farmers’ Union

Northern Ireland Retail Consortium

CO3

Northern Ireland Freight Transport Association

Women in Business NI Ltd

The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland

Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland

Manufacturing NI

Children in Northern Ireland

Social Enterprise NI

CBI Northern Ireland

Community Organisations of South Tyrone and Areas (COSTA)

NI Human Rights Consortium

Parenting NI

Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency

NI Youth Forum

Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association

Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA)

Northern Ireland Hotels Federation

Foyle Port

Londonderry Chamber of Commerce

The Ashton Centre

Retail NI

Equality Coalition