Anderson calls on Brexiteer SoS Villiers to go

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Londonderry Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has echoed Oliver Cromwell’s famous instruction to Parliament in 1653 in calling for the Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, to: ‘In the name of God, go!’

Sinn Féin have been calling for her resignation following last week’s Brexit vote saying she is unwilling and incapable of representing the interests of the people of Northern Ireland.

“Theresa Villiers today dismissed democratic rights and mandate of the people of the North and Scotland who voted to remain in the EU,” she said.

“The British Secretary of State is showing complete contempt for the democratic wishes of the people of the north of Ireland.

“Theresa Villiers’ first priority has always been solely on England’s national interests.

“In fact, when challenged directly about whether she believed a Brexit was in the interests of people in the North - she didn’t answer the question,” said Mrs Anderson.

“The people of the north have never been, and will never be, a priority for Theresa Villiers and therefore she needs to seriously reconsider her position.”