The SNP have said peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland must be protected on the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

Marking twenty years since the Agreement, SNP Northern Ireland spokesperson Deidre Brock criticised "inflammatory" comments by Tory Brexit Minister David Davis against the Irish government, and warned that the Agreement could be put in jeopardy if the UK government puts Brexit before the interests of the people of Northern Ireland.

Commenting Deidre Brock MP, SNP Northern Ireland spokesperson, said:

"The Good Friday Agreement was a landmark achievement that helped bring an end to decades of devastating conflict in Northern Ireland.

"As we mark twenty years since this crucial, hard-won progress we cannot afford to see it put in jeopardy as a result of the UK government's reckless plans for an extreme Brexit.

"Inflammatory comments by Tory ministers against our Irish partners benefit no one, and Brexiteers willingness to sacrifice the Good Friday agreement in the interests of their right wing ideology must be rejected. The UK government must show it is serious about protecting peace and prosperity, and respecting the result of the EU referendum in Northern Ireland.

"The simplest way to protect the Good Friday Agreement, and respect the referendum result, is for the UK to remain in the EU single market and customs union. It is also the only way to protect jobs, incomes, and prosperity across the UK."

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