Walker says those who didn’t back no deal Brexit motion showed complete disdain for genuine concerns

Alliance Councillor Gavin Walker has said those who didn’t support his party’s motion against a no deal Brexit showed “complete disdain” for the genuine concerns of the business community. Councillor Walker was speaking after the motion at Ards and North Down Borough Council calling for the removal of a no deal Brexit as an option […]

Special Council meeting needs to call for removal of no deal Brexit, says Walker

A special meeting of Ards and North Down Borough Council will call for the removal of a no deal Brexit as an option, thanks to Alliance Councillors, The meeting, which will take place tomorrow at 7pm, was brought by the party’s Councillors in response to the UK Government’s refusal to rule out a no deal […]

Bradshaw challenges all parties to support release of public information on impact on health and livelihoods of “No Deal” crash-out Brexit

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw MLA, has called on all parties to join her call for full publication of all documentation related to the impact of a “No Deal” Brexit on the health and livelihoods of people living and working in Northern Ireland. Her call comes after the latest leak of Government documents concerning “Operation […]

Graduate Medical School essential to health transformation

Alliance Health Spokesperson, Paula Bradshaw MLA, has warned that a Graduate Medical School is essential to health transformation, after it was revealed that the Northern Ireland Civil Service did not believe that funding one from Executive resources only was financially viable. The South Belfast MLA said: “I have supported the case for a Graduate Medical […]

Alliance calls for urgent meeting to address Brexit

The Alliance Party in Ards and North Down has called on the Mayor to convene an urgent Council meeting to assess the immediate economic impact on the area in the wake of a catastrophic no deal Brexit. The Group’s Deputy Leader Councillor Gavin Walker said the move was “now essential” after the Council’s continued reluctance […]

Those who believe EU will change course on Brexit backstop are deluding themselves, says Farry

Those who believe the EU will “change course” over the proposed Brexit backstop are deluding themselves, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said. Dr Farry was speaking after EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the backstop was the “maximum flexibility” the EU could offer, rejecting demands from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for it to […]