NI faces 'decade of uncertainty' after Brexit - Nesbitt

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Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt warns Northern Ireland faces a 'decade of uncertainty' following the UK's decision to leave the European Union.

Mr Nesbitt was speaking from Brussels where he is on a fact-finding mission with other senior party members.

He is seeking clarity over future EU funding for the region

"One of our asks, of the UK government, will be to ensure that once Brexit has been completed there are some financial assurances for the likes of our voluntary and community sector, for the likes of our farmers in Northern Ireland for whom European money was absolutely essential".

Meanwhile, the leader of the SDLP, Colum Eastwood, says his party will continue to challenge Brexit both legally and politically.

Prime Minister Theresa May has has summoned her cabinet to her official country residence to discuss the UK's approach to leaving the EU

Theresa May has said that "Brexit means Brexit" and now wants her senior team to set out what that could mean in each of their departments.

While the overall UK decision was to leave - the majority of voters here opted to remain

Legal challenges - including a group of cross-community politicians and human rights activists - have been lauched to the UK's withdrawal

Having been in Europe for over 40 years - attempts to untangle ties with the Union will no doubt continue to dominate the political agenda for the foreseeable future.