Howlin to attend British Labour Conference

20 September 2019

Labour Party leader Brendan Howlin will attend the UK Labour Party Conference in Brighton from Sunday 22nd September until Wednesday 25th September, where he will discuss Brexit, the border backstop as well as future trade and economic ties between Ireland and the UK. Brendan said:

“This is a pivotal moment in British history, with potentially catastrophic consequences for working people across these islands. As members of the Party of European Socialists, I have worked alongside Jeremy Corbyn and the UK Labour leadership in recent years to keep them fully informed of Ireland’s concerns with Brexit.

“The Irish and British Labour Parties have a long and deep friendship, which will endure regardless of the outcome of Brexit. While I hope that the UK does ultimately find a pathway to remain in the European Union, I respect that British Labour MPs representing Leave constituencies need to address those concerns that led people to vote to leave.

“I welcome UK Labour’s determination to stop a ‘no deal’ Brexit that would destroy jobs and undermine protections for workers and consumers. I look forward to engaging with a wide range of colleagues from across the UK during what will be an extremely important Conference.”


Notes for editors:

Deputy Howlin’s engagements at UK Labour Conference will include:

  • Irish Labour Forum meeting
  • Working for Climate Justice working lunch
  • Labour House of Lords Reception
  • International and Business Reception (with the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn MP, and Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry MP)
  • Labour Party Irish Society reception
  • Champ Breakfast
  • Brexit lunch discussion
  • Irish Embassy reception

Contact Cathal McCann in Dublin on 00353874157832 or Nat O’Connor in Brighton on 00353858269093

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