Farry says UK Government’s new scheme for Afghan refugees “woefully inadequate”

The UK Government’s scheme to resettle Afghan refugees is woefully inadequate, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The proposals are to resettle 20,000 Afghans, with only 5,000 places available this year. In addition, the Home Secretary has warned Afghans using illegal means to cross the English Channel “will claim asylum in the way in which […]

Farry demands urgent large-scale resettlement scheme to protect Afghans civilians – especially women and girls

“Millions are at risk in Afghanistan. The Government has a responsibility to protect Afghan civilians, not just those who have assisted British forces”, Stephen Farry MP has said, following news that Parliament will be recalled next week to urgently discuss the situation in Afghanistan. The recall of Parliament follows announcements that the Taliban have reached […]

Farry welcomes intervention of UN on Government’s legacy proposals

Alliance Party Deputy Leader, Stephen Farry MP, has welcomed the intervention of United Nations Human Rights experts in which they express concern at the UK Government’s legacy proposals. Following the intervention of the two experts – Fabián Salvioli, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and Morris Tidball-Binz, Special […]

IPCC report stresses the overwhelming urgency for action on climate change, says Farry

The report by the International Panel on Climate Change stresses the “overwhelming urgency” for action on tackling the climate crisis, Alliance Party MP Stephen Farry has said. He added: “The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – it’s here and it’s happening now – and further delay will be deadly. “The report’s stark […]

UK Government choosing wishful thinking and confrontation rather than obvious solution over Protocol, says Farry

The UK Government is choosing “wishful thinking and confrontation” rather than taking the obvious solution to issues from the Northern Ireland Protocol, Alliance MP Stephen Farry has said. The North Down MP was speaking after the UK Government called on the EU to begin negotiations to amend the Protocol, saying the full deal should not […]

UK Government amnesty proposals assault on rule of law and human rights, says Farry

UK Government proposals on legacy are an assault on the rule of law and human rights, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. Dr Farry was speaking as the Secretary of State announced the statute of limitations, designed to end all prosecutions for Troubles-related cases pre-1998. The North Down MP said it was an […]

No place for guns on our streets, say Alliance representatives, after town shooting

Alliance representatives have said there is no place for guns on our streets, after a shooting incident in Bangor. A man in his 30s has been taken to hospital after being shot in Balligan Gardens in the town around 9pm yesterday (Monday). He suffered injuries to his lower right leg. “There is no place in […]

Time to stop thinking of Protocol in constitutional terms and focus on solutions, says Farry

It is now time to stop thinking of the Northern Ireland Protocol in constitutional terms and focus on solving the practical problems posed by it, Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MP has said. Dr Farry was speaking after a High Court judge upheld the UK Government’s view and ruled the Protocol was legal, rejecting a […]