Interesting article from the Irish News Political Correspondent, John Manley on the People Before Profit MLA and Westminster candidate, Gerry Carroll’s views on Brexit.
From the article
Many commentators attributed the decline in the People Before Profit representative’s vote to his pro-Brexit stance.
But now Mr Carroll has said he will fight the general election on an “anti-Tory Brexit” ticket.
He told The Irish News his party was as opposed to “Theresa May’s Tory Brexit” as it was to the prime minister’s Remain position in the referendum.
“We remain opposed to the undemocratic nature of the EU and have not changed our position since the referendum but we will not support Theresa May’s vision of a Tory Brexit, nor her dismissal of concerns in devolved regions,” he said.
“If elected we will take our seats, just as Bernadette Devlin did, not to rub elbows with Tory MPs, but to vote against a Tory Brexit,” he said.
“We are committed to working with Jeremy Corbyn and other progressives in Westminster to do this – we will be calling for the devolved regions to be given a veto on any deal agreed with the EU to ensure that the north is treated as a special case.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs