Political stunts have consequences, says John Blair

Alliance MLA John Blair has responded to a statement from the DAERA Minister, warning of the consequences of political stunts. In calling out the “irresponsible” move, John said the action would only “disrupt an essential process for some of our crucial economic sectors, such as agriculture and agrifood”. He added: “Any actions to stall completion […]

A disappointing day for openness and transparency, says Donnelly, after Council vote

It is a disappointing day for openness and transparency, Alliance Councillor Danny Donnelly has said, after the three unionist parties on Mid and East Antrim Borough Council joined together to block attempts for an independent investigation into what led to the decision to remove staff from Larne Port. An Alliance proposal calling for the inquiry […]

Essential Executive has comprehensive plan to tackle issues related to pandemic, Brexit and other matters, says Muir

It is essential the Executive has a comprehensive plan to tackle the issues relating to the pandemic, Brexit and other issues over the next year, Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said. Mr Muir was speaking after an Assembly debate on the need for a recovery and investment strategy, post-COVID-19. He said there was a unique […]

Deadline for EU residents should be removed urgently, say Long and Farry

The impending deadline for applications for EU residents and ‘frontier workers’ to remain in the UK should be removed urgently, Alliance Leader Naomi Long MLA and Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP have said. They have written to Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Home Secretary Priti Patel, urging them to scrap the deadline for applications, currently […]

Farry calls for Government creativity to fix Protocol with a UK-EU veterinary agreement

Alliance North Down MP Stephen Farry has written to the UK Government and EU Commission to suggest a UK-EU veterinary agreement, saying it would ease pressures caused by Brexit and help UK food exporters more generally. The Alliance Deputy Leader said if the Government was prepared to reconsider one aspect of Brexit, it could stop […]