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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Farry: Spending Review must help to build back better

North Down Alliance MP, Stephen Farry, has stressed the importance of strategically investing additional spend in the necessary transformation of society and the economy, after the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed many structural weaknesses. Mr Farry was speaking after the Spending Review statement from the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, on Wednesday. Stephen Farry said: “The Covid […]

Muir raises plans for new Bangor Central Primary School building with Education Minister

North Down Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has said the Education Minister must provide clearer guidance over what provision will be put in place for children and young people in Bangor Town Centre, as Bangor Central Integrated Primary School prepares to move to a new site at the Balloo Road. The school is due to leave […]