Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said it is “tragic and deeply concerning” that young people have been engaged in violence in Northern Ireland.In a statement, he told the Commons: “The violence witnessed last week is totally unacceptable. Attacks on police officers are utterly reprehensible.
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Speaking to the media at Stormont House in Belfast, Secretary of State Brandon Lewis welcomes the condemnation of violence from all the Stormont parties and expresses his confidence in the PSNI. Mr Lewis denied that the UK Government had abandoned unionists through the new Brexit arrangements - one of the concerns inflaming tensions among loyalists that have sparked a week of violence, which police said has been on a scale not seen in recent years.Mr Lewis arrived in Northern Ireland on Thursday following violent scenes at a Belfast interface on Wednesday evening, to speak to political and faith leaders.
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Sir Keir Starmer has urged Boris Johnson to “step up” and convene all-party talks, as he noted Unionist concerns that the Prime Minister’s Brexit promises are not being kept.The Labour leader, a former human rights adviser to the Northern Ireland Policing Board, said there is “no justification” for the rioting.
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