July 31, 2019 / 9:38 AM / 4 months ago

Disorderly Brexit would be 'catastrophic', says Sinn Fein

FILE PHOTO: Sinn Fein Leader Mary Lou McDonald leaves a meeting with European Union Chief Brexit Negotiator Michel Barnier at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium April 1, 2019. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

LONDON (Reuters) - A disorderly Brexit would be disastrous for the Irish economy, the head of Northern Ireland’s largest nationalist party warned Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday at a meeting with Britain’s new leader.

“We’ve challenged him very strongly on that (Brexit) policy. We have set out very clearly that this would be catastrophic for the Irish economy, for Irish livelihoods, for our society, our politics and for our peace accord,” Sinn Fein leader Mary Lou McDonald told reporters.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by David Milliken

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