Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“The unambiguous threat from Sinn Fein/IRA MP Chris Hazzard that there could be “civil disobedience” as a result of Brexit should be universally condemned.
“We often hear vague suggestions that Brexit could lead to a return to violence. It’s always been clear that that threat didn’t come from Unionists. Now Hazzard has told us explicitly where that threat comes from. Speaking in Westminster today he said:
“An awful lot of the focus has been on maybe dissident republican organisations and threats, but it is wider than that – it goes right down to a feeling of civil disobedience.”
“If it is “wider than that” it is clear that the threat comes from Sinn Fein/IRA and their supporters.
“These comments should result in a renewed determination to ensure that the will of the British people is respected and a full and complete Brexit for the entire United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland takes place. We cannot permit the threat of violence to blackmail us.”