An all-island forum on Brexit? July 4, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny is developing the concept of an all-island forum to work on issues following the decision by the UK to leave the European Union.
On 23 June 52% of voters in the UK backed a British exit from the EU.
Minister for Health Simon Harris explained the concept of the new forum on RTÉ’s The Week in Politics saying it will see groups, both north and south, work on issues of mutual interest in light of the Brexit vote.
The areas of mutual interest cover trade, investment and health, Mr Harris said.
And, presumably not entirely coincidentally the North South Ministerial Council is meeting tomorrow.
Question is, who will come to the forum? Would the UUP turn up? Doesn’t seem likely the DUP would. And given that it’s at the instigation of the RoI government how does that play?