Brexit will be catastrophic for Inishowen – haulier

Sammy Bredin – Sylvia Bredin – George Mills

George Mills says Inishowen will be more disadvantaged than ever

British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally begin the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union today when she ‘triggers’ Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

It signals the end of the phoney war that has played out since the referendum vote last June, and it signals the point of no return.

For its own, internal political reasons the British government has opted for the hardest of hard Brexits and Britain will not alone leave the European Union but also alliances open to non-EU members such as the Single Market and the Customs Union.

Those were open to Britain too but Prime Minister May, cowed by an unholy alliance of Eurosceptic Tories and xenophobic, anti-EU media such as the Daily Mail, turned her back on all of them and is prepared to risk no deal with the EU regardless of the consequences.

The effects of that on Ireland in general, and Inishowen in particular, will be in the words of one local businessman, catastrophic.

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Donna Roddy