“The Executive has been characterised by a lack of action, secrecy, ignorance and splits since the EU referendum. Today’s announcement by the Prime Minister has made that an even more significant issue,” she said.
“The complexities facing Northern Ireland are momentous, yet the Executive has not been clear about what it wants going forward. The DUP and Sinn Fein are also refusing to positively engage with other parties around the issue, when a combined effort could help get the best deal in the event of any withdrawal from the EU.
“Northern Ireland’s interests need to be fully represented in any Brexit negotiations. When compared with the coherent responses to date from other devolved regions, it is clear we are missing out. The Prime Minister’s announcement means that needs to change immediately.”