Statement by TUV leader Jim Allister:
“The Infrastructure Minister is clearly playing politics when he seeks to blame any delay in upgrade the York Street interchange on Brexit. Westminster has always been clear that any projects signed until we leave the EU will be funded by the Treasury. To blame Brexit for any postponement of the project therefore is utter nonsense.
“I welcome clarification from the Northern Ireland Office that HM Treasury will meet any shortfall.
“It is clear that the Sinn Fein Minister is asleep at the wheel, looking for excuses or is spreading clearly inaccurate information.
“If there is any delay in this key project it won’t be because of Brexit. This is just yet another scare story and black propaganda spread by the bad losers of the referendum. Like so much said by the Remoaners upon even cursory examination their claim is found to be groundless.”