05 April 2019
DUP East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has called on Mary Lou McDonald to dial down the rhetoric about a “Berlin Wall” and stop exploiting genuine border communities.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Mr Campbell said,
“The Sinn Fein Leader’s claim that the border after we exit the EU will be like the Berlin Wall is a scandalous and careless exploitation of genuine fears amongst good border communities.
The only people building walls at the border have been Sinn Fein amateur dramatics activists with fake checkpoints and trench coats.
Jean-Claude Juncker, Michel Barnier, Angela Merkel and Leo Varadkar have all recognised that even in a ‘no deal’ exit, there will be no one building a hard border.
The Sinn Fein leadership is shamelessly exploiting border communities for their own electoral advantage and making claims which bear no relation to the facts. Mary Lou McDonald should withdraw her claim that the border post Brexit will be akin to the Berlin Wall.
Whilst Sinn Fein speak much about border communities they do nothing at Westminster for those communities in return for the Parliamentary allowances they happily accept. Their real priorities lie exposed.”