UKIP Mid Ulster Assembly candidate slams Sinn Fein MEP scaremongering on Brexit
“At the recent Brexit conference in the Balmoral Hotel organised by Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson, she said: ‘Only 27% of food and drink produced in the north is sold here. Around 21% of total external sales of food and drink from the north go to the south. A further 16% go to other EU member states. When all goods (not just food and drink) are considered, then 60% of exports originating from the north go to the EU.’
“I would take her to task on these figures and point out that Northern Ireland exports for 2014 totalled £14bn – of which £8bn went to the rest of the UK whilst a further went to the £3bn to EU (of which £2bn to the Republic of Ireland ) & £3bn to rest of the world.