Leitrim farmer hits out at Brexiteers saying "stop blaming the Irish"

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

Leitrim farmer  hits out at Brexiteers saying "stop blaming the Irish"

Eslin farmer and County Councillor Enda Stenson made his feelings on Brexit and the backstop well known in Brussels this week.

The independent councillor was speaking at the European Committee of the Regions in the European Parliament on Wednesday, February 6.

Stenson put how worried Leitrim communities are about Brexit and stated "we no longer trust the British to leave in an orderly fashion." He asked Brexiteers "Do you know what you want?" 

He said a hard border would have "real consequences for real people particularly in the North West and Border Region." He outlined that nobody want to return to a violent past and said as a farmer Brexit will have a "detrimental effect on farmers."

"As a father I can't believe the UK have decided to give their children less opportunities than at the present ... to allow their people to work, study to live in the EU freely."

Stenson went on to tell Brexiteers to "stop blaming Brussels and the Irish - look in the mirror and blame yourselves."

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