UK Government and EU Commission need to address trade flow problems, says Farry

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has called for the European Commission and the UK Government to jointly address some of the issues currently affecting trade flows into Northern Ireland, through additional flexibilities and derogations. The North Down MP said some problems being experienced had arose from a lack of planning and information given on short notice, […]

Alliance will continue to build bridges, not borders in Brexit aftermath

Alliance MLAs Stewart Dickson and Andrew Muir say they remain proud Europeans, as they addressed the profound worry as the UK’s divorce from the EU moves to completion. Speaking during a special debate in the Assembly on Wednesday, Mr Dickson said the Alliance Party would work to build bridges, not borders in the aftermath of […]

Northern Ireland will face consequences and loss of opportunities no matter detail of Bexit deal, says Farry

Northern Ireland will face consequences and loss of opportunities no matter the details of the deal agreed between the UK and EU, Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MP has said. The North Down MP was speaking after the UK Government and EU announced they had reached agreement. Dr Farry said while all forms of Brexit […]

Dickson expresses concern regarding parcel deliveries between NI and GB

Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson has expressed his concern parcel services between Northern Ireland and Great Britain are being disrupted by the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. “Unfortunately, we still have a great deal of uncertainty facing us with regards to how the Protocol will function, and how Brexit will impact Northern Ireland. This is what has led […]

Northern Ireland Protocol progress welcome, but unfinished business remains, says Farry

Progress on the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol following a UK-EU agreement in principle is welcome but unfinished business on the issue remains, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The North Down MP was speaking after Cabinet Office Minister Michael Gove outlined to Parliament details of the agreement in principle. “The Protocol is the […]

UK-EU provisional agreement encouraging but more detail needed, says Farry

Provisional agreement between the UK and EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol is encouraging news but more detail is needed, Alliance MP and Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry has said. The agreement in principle over issues including border controls will mean the UK Government withdrawing clauses from the Internal Market Bill. “This is an encouraging development […]

Farry: Johnson extremely reckless regarding no deal Brexit

With future relationship talks between the UK and EU at a critical final stage, Alliance Party Deputy Leader and Brexit Spokesperson, Stephen Farry MP, has criticised Boris Johnson and the UK Government for failing to grasp the realities of its choices on Brexit. Dr Farry also stressed that Alliance would continue to oppose the insertion […]

End of Brexit transition period shows pressing need for independent environmental protection agency, says Blair

The impending end of the Brexit transition period shows the pressing need for an independent environmental protection agency for Northern Ireland, Alliance Environment spokesperson John Blair MLA has said. The South Antrim MLA was speaking after Environment Minister Edwin Poots updated the Assembly on the latest North-South Ministerial Council meeting, focusing on environmental matters. The […]

EU legal action inevitable consequence of UK Government threat to break international law, says Farry

Legal action from the EU against the UK is the inevitable consequence of the UK Government’s refusal to remove its “outrageous and extraordinary” threat to breach international law, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The North Down MP was speaking after the letter of formal notice was sent from the EU, after its deadline for […]