A statement from the leaders of the four Pro-Remain parties.
The four Remain parties, Sinn Féin, SDLP, Alliance and Green Party continue to believe that there is no such thing as a good Brexit and our preference is for no Brexit at all. We recognise that the majority of people, businesses and civic society do not want Brexit either.
We have a shared responsibility to protect jobs, economic stability, the environment and people’s livelihoods.
At the very least, this means avoiding a hard border, protecting the Good Friday Agreement and hard won peace of the past twenty years, and staying within the Single Market and a Customs Union.
Therefore as a basis for this, we maintain that there is a pressing need for the backstop as set out in the Withdrawal Agreement to be banked.
By contrast, we believe that a no deal situation would be catastrophic for our economy and society.