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IrelandSinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson 'proudly' wears James McClean's Ireland jersey while addressing European Parliament

14:25  18 september  2019
14:25  18 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson addressed the European parliament , rejecting any kind of border in Ireland after Brexit. She said rather than listen to concerns over Brexit, Ireland had been told to "get over it" and added "no border hard or soft would be accepted in Ireland ".

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Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson 'proudly' wears James McClean's Ireland jersey while addressing European Parliament © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson speaks to the European Parliament in James McClean's soccer jersey Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson made a speech to the European Parliament while wearing a Republic of Ireland football jersey given to her by James McClean earlier this morning.

Derry-born soccer star McClean has accrued 65 caps for the Republic of Ireland and currently plays for Stoke City.

Anderson, whose jersey was worn by the controversial soccer star in a match against Gibraltar in June, said that she 'wore the shirt with pride' in a tweet after the photo was posted on social media.

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Profile page - Martina ANDERSON - Home. Martina ANDERSON . Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left. United Kingdom - Sinn Fein (United Kingdom).

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During her speech about the implications of Brexit on Northern Ireland, she said: "My Irish passport says that it is the entitlement and birthright of everyone born on the island of Ireland to be part of the Irish nation.

"As this resolution clearly states we Irish in the north of Ireland are therefore entitled to EU citizenship where we reside.

Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson 'proudly' wears James McClean's Ireland jersey while addressing European Parliament © Provided by Reach Publishing Services Limited MEP Martina Anderson has made this photo her profile picture on Twitter

"Whilst the backstop is essential to prevent a hardening of the border partitioning Ireland, to protect the All-Ireland economy and North-South cooperation it takes us out of the EU against our will, we in the north of Ireland voted to remain.

"As recognised in the Good Friday Agreement in British and Irish law, the European Council statement stated that in the event of Irish reunification all 32 counties would remain in the EU.

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Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has welcomed the results of an influential opinion poll showing that a majority of people in the north now support special status for the north within the EU. Martina Anderson was speaking following a Lucidtalk opinion poll, commissioned by GUE/NGL which shows

Martina Anderson (born 16 April 1962) is an Irish politician from Northern Ireland who is a Member of the European Parliament ( MEP ) representing Northern Ireland for Sinn Féin .

"The French president Macron stated that the solution to the Brexit problem is Irish reunification, Lord Ashcroft's opinion poll shows a majority in favour of Irish reunification.

"The Good Friday Agreement provides a peaceful, democratic pathway back into the EU for the people of the North of Ireland and that should be respected by all."

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