16 October 2018
The DUP’s East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has said the intervention of Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson and Scottish Secretary David Mundell demonstrates the depth of support which exists right across the UK for the maintenance of the Union.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
Commenting Mr Campbell said,
“There are some who perpetuate a myth that the only group of people who care about the Union are unionists in Northern Ireland. However, that is far from the case.
There are many principled representatives from every part of the United Kingdom who value the Union and who will oppose any attempt to drive a wedge between its constituent parts. There is unity across the nation when it comes to standing against dangerous proposals which would undermine the Union.
Indeed, the comments by the Scottish Conservative Leader last weekend highlighted the strength of support across the United Kingdom for maintaining the Union.
Ruth Davidson’s position is not borne out of enthusiastic support for leaving the European Union; she was an advocate for Remain. However, Ruth Davidson recognises the impact of placing an international style border down the Irish Sea. She understands that such an outcome would be seized upon by separatists within the United Kingdom.
The DUP wants to see a sensible deal which maintains the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom. We will stand up for Northern Ireland but most important is the Union between us all. It is very clear that those same objectives are shared by many others across the United Kingdom. Both those who were ‘Leave’ as well as those who were ‘Remain’recognise that the four countries are stronger together.”