Category Archives: EU Referendum

Another very disturbing comment regarding NI


All of us were very aware of the claims made by Boris Johnson prior to the EU deal that he promised to a group of businesses in Northern Ireland in a public session. The EU deal that he then negotiated … Continue reading

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Proportional Representation is needed for the UK


I had the privilege of meeting Tony Blair on a couple of occasions and I also met some of his Ministers during my time working for Churches Together in Sussex and coordinating the Hope08 campaign across the UK. My meetings … Continue reading

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There was a clear call today for a NI Referendum


This morning on the Today programme on Radio 4 the call by Sir Jeffery Donaldson was very clear. He did not refer to a referendum in the formal sense but his words are clearly calling for the views of his … Continue reading

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So start with todays problem facing Universal Credit


Today the people who receive Universal Credit are all about to get a £20 a week cut because of a decision set out by Boris Johnson and his team several months ago. So if he is serious about this statement … Continue reading

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A very good question and a tragic response


On Tuesday the House of Commons held this debate on the subject of Health and Social Care and tragically only one of the Sussex MPs was involved in the questions. However Huw Merriman asked a question that was very clear … Continue reading

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Ministers claim Protocol rather than Brexit is a problem


The Prime Minister is using twitter to claim that because Germany allows transfer from one part of their nation to another without any barriers that transfers from England, Wales or Scotland to Northern Ireland should therefore be without any barriers. … Continue reading

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Five years on and where do we need to go?


After 1826 days, today we can acknowledge or perhaps celebrate the impact of our national recommendation for the Government to leave the EU. Although all referenda are legally restricted to simply advise the Government, the 2015 Government made it very … Continue reading

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Are the Leave EU Politicians only focused on their holidays?


Our departure from the EU which is still less than six months old is seriously impacting on a number of our industries and our communities. The impact on the Northern Ireland region is probably the most high profile situation and … Continue reading

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This Queens Speech includes several Conservative U turns


Last week the second Queens Speeches since the 2019 General Election and the first in this decade took place. Inevitably the one that follows a General Election is focused on the Manifesto that was published by the party or group … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland – their challenge is being overlooked


When an MP asks a question that is not very clear it gives the Government the opportunity to either ignore the real subject and give a superficial response or to focus on the real challenges and try to explain what … Continue reading

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