UK Government’s trade talks document manifesto for confrontation, says Farry

The UK Government’s document outlining its priorities for trade talks with the EU is a “manifesto for confrontation,” Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MP has said. The 30-page document states the Government’s aim for a trading relationship with the EU following the transition period at the end of 2020. However, Dr Farry said it was […]

New immigration plans pose particular threat to Northern Ireland, says Farry

New immigration plans from the UK Government pose a particular threat to Northern Ireland, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. The points-based system would mean low-skilled workers would not receive visas after the UK leaves the EU. “Alliance is opposed to these changes. We will be pursuing a two-track approach of objecting to […]

Request to light up Council offices defeated

At the last meeting of Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, (28 January), a DUP member requested that the Lagan Valley Island centre be lit up on 31st January to celebrate the UK leaving the EU. Alliance Councillor Sorcha Eastwood spoke against the request, saying it was disappointing that the building be politicised and that the […]

Northern Ireland needs to be protected against Brexit, says Armstrong

Northern Ireland needs to be protected against Brexit, Alliance MLA Kellie Armstrong has said. Strangford MLA Ms Armstrong was speaking during an Assembly debate on the UK Government’s Withdrawal Bill, in which the Assembly rejecting giving consent to the plan to leave the EU at the end of the month. “Alliance is a pro-European party […]

Prime Minister needs to pay attention to damage Brexit deal will have on Northern Ireland, says Farry

The Prime Minister needs to pay particular attention to the damage his Brexit deal is going to have on Northern Ireland, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. Dr Farry was speaking during his maiden speech in the House of Commons today (Friday), before voting against Boris Johnson’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill. The Bill passed by 124 […]