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 […]

Bill that breaches international law will be a dead end for UK Government, says Farry

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has expressed deep concern after the House of Commons passed the Third Stage of the UK Internal Market Bill, with clauses breaching international law. Earlier, MPs had voted 354-256 against a proposed amendment from Dr Farry, which tried to leave out the controversial Clause 45, which the North Down MP said […]

Farry gives qualified welcome to new economic measures, but says gaps remain

A number of gaps remain following the Chancellor’s announcement around the UK Government’s pandemic economy plan, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. Dr Farry was speaking after Rishi Sunak said a Jobs Support Scheme would replace the furlough scheme, meaning workers would get three-quarters of their regular salaries for six months. The North Down MP, […]

UK must restate its full commitment to Good Friday Agreement says Alliance

Alliance Party Deputy Leader and MP, Stephen Farry, has called on the UK Government to urgently confirm its full commitment to the Northern Ireland Protocol and the Good Friday Agreement. This comes on the back of reports in the Financial Times and other media outlets that the Government is potentially legislating to change aspects of […]

Farry welcomes victims’ pension judgement but says issue should never have had to go to court

Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has welcomed a High Court judgement saying the Executive Office is acting unlawfully by delaying the introduction of a pension for victims of the Troubles, but added the issue should never have had to go to court. Dr Farry was speaking after Mr Justice McAlinden made the ruling on […]

Farry says money for new customs system proof Brexit just involves extra costs

Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said a new system for moving goods from Britain to Northern Ireland costing hundreds of millions of pounds further reinforces Brexit just involves extra costs which could be otherwise spent on public services and the economy. The North Down MP’s comments came as the Government announced a £355 million system, […]