SINN Féin east Derry MLA Caoimhe Archibald has branded plans by a Government Department to spend £750,000 on advertising to reassure people about a no-deal Brexit a complete waste of money.
The party’s Brexit spokesperson was commenting after it emerged the Executive Office had opened an accelerated tender process to hire contractor for the advertising.
Caoimhe Archibald said: “It’s absolutely ridiculous that the Executive Office are planning to spend three quarters of a million pounds reassuring people about a no-deal Brexit.
“It’s reality that a crash Brexit will have disastrous implications for the north’s economy, for citizens rights and the Good Friday Agreement.
“No amount of spin or advertising can hide that.
“The people of the north rejected Brexit yet it is being forced upon us by the Tory Brexiteers and their allies in the DUP.
“The only way to avoid a crash out no-deal Brexit is through the Withdrawal Agreement and the backstop contained within it.”