The EU must back up its words about showing flexibility on the Northern Ireland Protocol with actions, Brandon Lewis has said.The Northern Ireland Secretary made clear the Government would act to “rectify” the “big disruption” caused by the post-Brexit Irish Sea trading arrangements.Mr Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.
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DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson speaks after Northern Ireland’s political leaders held a virtual meeting with Secretary of State Brandon Lewis over controversial Government plans to ban prosecutions over Troubles-related offences.
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The Government has announced plans for a statute of limitations which would end all prosecutions of ex-paramilitaries and former members of the security forces in Troubles-related cases in Northern Ireland.Secretary of State Brandon Lewis told the Commons he plans to bring the legislation to Parliament in the autumn.
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Brandon Lewis said the Protocol is an “issue for the whole of Northern Ireland” not just those in the unionist community.Mr Lewis was speaking following a meeting of the British-Irish intergovernmental conference in Dublin.
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Victims from across the community in Northern Ireland have met Government officials to make clear their opposition to plans to ban prosecutions for Troubles murdersSeveral victims' groups held meetings with Northern Ireland Office officials at Stormont House on Thursday.One group walked out of their meeting after only 10 minutes in protest while another staged a demonstration outside Parliament Buildings.
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Lord Frost admits the Northern Ireland Protocol is "undermining the Good Friday Agreement".The Protocol was put in place to ensure there would be no hard border with Ireland, but it has instead effectively placed a trade barrier in the Irish Sea.
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Brexit minister Lord Frost tells peers “we cannot go on as we are” with the current application of the Northern Ireland Protocol.The Protocol, part of the Brexit divorce deal signed by Boris Johnson and negotiated by Lord Frost, effectively keeps Northern Ireland in the European Union’s single market for goods.
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Northern Ireland First Minister and Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster visited UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Downing Street for the last time today (May 20) before she leaves her