Weber: Brexit day is a sad day, but London has to respect citizens, businesses and Northern Irish rights
“Today, it’s a sad day for Europe, an historic mistake”, says EPP Group Chairman Manfred Weber. He hopes that the British Government and the EU Institutions will carefully take into consideration the position of the European Parliament, whose vote is critical for a successful Brexit. The EP will defend the rights of the EU citizens in Britain and the UK citizens in the EU to make sure they are not taken hostage in the negotiation process. He also said that he does not want to see borders in Northern Ireland and will not allow the Good Friday peace agreement to be jeopardised.
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