Northern Ireland civic society calls for a no deal Brexit to be prevented
2 Aug 2019
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
Northern Ireland Freight Transport Association
Women in Business NI Ltd
The Community Foundation for Northern Ireland
Mineral Products Association Northern Ireland
Children in Northern Ireland
Social Enterprise NI
CBI Northern Ireland
Community Organisations of South Tyrone and Areas (COSTA)
NI Human Rights Consortium
Newry and Mourne Enterprise Agency
NI Youth Forum
Northern Ireland Meat Exporters Association
Northern Ireland Federation of Housing Associations (NIFHA)
Northern Ireland Hotels Federation
Londonderry Chamber of Commerce
The Ashton Centre