Those who believe EU will change course on Brexit backstop are deluding themselves, says Farry

Those who believe the EU will “change course” over the proposed Brexit backstop are deluding themselves, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA has said. Dr Farry was speaking after EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said the backstop was the “maximum flexibility” the EU could offer, rejecting demands from Prime Minister Boris Johnson for it to […]

Backstop is about protecting Northern Ireland, stresses Farry

Alliance Brexit spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said the proposed backstop is about protecting Northern Ireland from the damaging effects of Brexit, after the Prime Minister criticised it. A letter from Boris Johnson to European Council President Donald Tusk states the Prime Minister’s belief it risked undermining the peace process. However, Mr Tusk said those […]

Stormont House proposals best way of dealing with legacy, Blair tells Chief Constable

The Stormont House Agreement proposals are the best way of dealing with the legacy of the past, Alliance MLA John Blair has told the new PSNI Chief Constable. Alliance Policing Board member Mr Blair was speaking after attending an introductory meeting with Simon Byrne, alongside party colleagues Stephen Farry MLA and Councillor Sorcha Eastwood. Mr […]

Alliance holds meeting with PSNI over bonfires and flags

The Alliance Party met with senior PSNI officers at Police Headquarters on Friday morning, outlining a range of concerns about the recent issues around bonfires and flags. The delegation included Councillor Michael Long, Councillor Michelle Kelly and Councillor Eric Hanvey as well as Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MLA and Policing Board member John Blair MLA. […]