The DUP's Deputy Leader Rt Hon Nigel Dodds MP has said Northern Ireland's membership of the EU is solely a matter for the people of the United Kingdom. Mr Dodds, the DUP's spokesman on Europe, made the comments after Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said a Brexit would "cause serious difficulties for Northern Ireland."

Commenting Mr Dodds said,
"The decision of whether the United Kingdom should stay in or leave the EU is entirely a decision for the people of the United Kingdom and no one else.

I can understand why politicians from other jurisdictions may have an interest in how the United Kingdom votes in an EU referendum but they must respect that this is entirely a matter for the people of the United Kingdom.

For politicians outside the United Kingdom to tell us how to vote and lecture us as to what is best for Northern Ireland is disrespectful and will be counterproductive. I trust that Enda Kenny will keep this in mind when making future comments about the EU referendum."


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