A party election broadcast by the Social Democratic and Labour Party for the general election on 8 June.
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Theresa May has called this election to re-enforce last year's
referendum result, to drag us out of Europe against our will,
to build barriers and borders across this island.
Well, let's send her a very clear message.
Vote for the most pro-European party on these islands.
Vote for the party that will turn up and vote against Brexit and
work against Brexit.
Don't let them build barriers and borders across this island.
I'm deeply concerned about the British Government's decision
to leave the European Union. The European Union and the European
single market has been very good for our economy in Northern Ireland.
Cross-border business will also be affected and that in turn
will reduce jobs here.
European Union membership has helped all of us in terms of funding,
the island economy, and the peace process.
The SDLP want those benefits to remain for all of us.
That's why we have proposed the best answers to Brexit's problems by
using and developing the Good Friday Agreement to its full potential.
Brexit isn't just about hard borders, it's about influencing
government to develop opportunities for our farmers, our fishermen,
and jobs for our young people in the tourism and hospitality sectors.
To do that, we need to put pressure on government to lower VAT on
tourism products, to bring more apprentices into the catering
industry and to ensure that more money flows into tourism projects
in rural economies to develop jobs for all our young people.
This Tory government is preparing to take more and more powers
away from Stormont.
Their austerity ideology is driving more families into poverty
and into food banks.
SDLP MPs have successfully defeated Tory welfare cuts by taking
their seats in Westminster.
We are the only local MPs fighting for fairness.
The British Government has already said it intends to abandon
crucial subsidies for our farmers.
We must not allow another Conservative government to
devastate our rural way of life.
Only SDLP MPs will take a stand.
Don't let them build barriers across this island.
Don't let them drag us out of Europe against our wishes.
If you want to stop them, you have to come out and vote against them.
If you want to stop them, you have to vote for people who will
actually turn up and vote against them.
If you want to stop a hard Brexit on this island, vote SDLP.
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