The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) campaigned for a REMAIN vote in the EU referendum. It played an active part in both the Labour Remain campaign and the Stronger IN campaign.
The referendum result for Leave is not one that we as Labour Party members welcome, or one which the majority of citizens in Northern Ireland have voted for. Here in Northern Ireland, our choice was always more complex as communities, friends, culture and family cross a border.
Regardless of the result, Labour will continue to seek to work with others in building fairness and justice. Labour will never retreat to narrow inverted politics. In Labour we will not blame, as others do, those most vulnerable or powerless.
We will look outward and play our full role in the world. We will embrace the future with all its challenges. Labour remain committed Internationalists and will seek to promote a new Europe, a reformed Europe.
The leave vote was fuelled by an electorate who feel threatened and insecure. We must now build an alternative vision that can challenge the failed politics here and deliver optimism and hope for communities abandoned by Tory austerity and economic failure.
Press statement issued on behalf of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) following the result of the EU referendum.
The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) campaigned for a REMAIN vote in the EU referendum. It played an active part in both the Labour Remain campaign and the Stronger...