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As 2017 begins, the Deputy Chair of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI), Ciarán Hanna, gives his personal thoughts on the eventful year that was, and what is possibly ahead for the EMNI in 2017.
The European Movement in Northern Ireland has welcomed the report by the House of Lords European Union Committee on Brexit: UK-Irish relations, which has concluded that the implications of Brexit for Ireland, North and South, are ‘profound’.
In a letter to the ‘Irish Times’ in August, the President of the European Movement in Northern Ireland (EMNI) Brian Garrett and long-standing member Dennis Kennedy argue that it is in the interests of Ireland and the UK, and of the rest of the EU, that the closest possible association between the UK and the EU
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee publishes its report into Northern Ireland and the referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership of the European Union. The report identifies the potential impact of a Brexit in key areas such as the economy, agriculture and the border with the Republic.
Take note! In case of no deal on 12 April for #Brexit the EU is prepared. Know your rights as an EU national living in the UK or a UK national living in an EU country: the EU has published guides on all main topics. #Prepare4Brexit https://t.co/gEkZbavUa7
The House of Commons has taken over a degree of control over the Brexit process: much to the annoyance of the Brexiters. Seems like parliamentary sovereignty is desirable in theory but not in practice?
Not withstanding appalling crisis we’re in #PM fails to deliver leadership or certainty with a Plan B. So we don’t know what #PM will do if it’s #NoDeal V long extension. It’s also clear she will ignore any vote by Parliament that she doesn’t agree with including @peoplesvote_uk