Political row breaks out over Brexit as transport firm Morgan McLernon confirms proposals to close Lurgan site with 500 jobs at risk 10/08/2023
After transport firm Morgan McLernon confirmed proposals to shut its Lurgan site, a political row has arisen between the DUP and anti-Brexit parties Sinn Fein and the Alliance Party.
'500 jobs may go' as Lurgan haulier warns of 'unsustainable financial position' - and blames Brexit 09/08/2023
The boss of Morgan McLernon, a subsidiary of Culina Group and which has specialised in chilled and frozen food distribution for more than 40 years, has pinned much of the blame on the Brexit fall-out.
He said the move "hugely reduces" the risk of post-Brexit divergence on product standards between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.
Stormont’s political impasse is hindering Northern Ireland’s ability to benefit from its post-Brexit economic advantage, Micheal Martin has warned.
Westminster’s Winner-Takes-All Voting System Skewed Britain Towards a Hard Brexit, Report Suggests 14/07/2023
The Democratic Unionist Party had an outsized voice in Westminster during Britain’s Brexit negotiations.
Brexit causing seasonal workforce shortage 07/07/2023
A DUP Mournes councillor has blamed Brexit for causing a Northern Ireland workforce shortage. / Newry, Mourne and Down District Council agreed a motion this week to seek extended UK working visas for EU citizens from six months to two years.
There will be no renegotiation of the Windsor Framework agreed between the UK Government and the EU, British foreign secretary James Cleverly has told peers.
Lessons from seven lean years of Brexit 28/04/2023
Almost seven years on from the Brexit referendum, there remains uncertainty over the future UK-EU relationship. Reflecting on the lessons from the last seven years, Neil Kinnock argues there remains a clear case for the UK being an economic, political, social, scientific and cultural part of the Europe of the future.
Joint research by Belfast’s two main universities finds plurality of Northern Ireland residents think they’ll be out of the UK within next 2 decades.
The DUP leadership risks splitting the party if it continues to prevent the formation of a government in NI, according to the former UUP adviser of the late First Minister David Trimble.
Willie Hay blasts Boris Johnson for ‘splitting UK’ in rush to ‘get Brexit done’, cites ‘total lack of trust’ in British Government 30/03/2023
Willie Hay has claimed Boris Johnson ‘split the United Kingdom‘ by introducing a ‘border in the Irish Sea’ in his eagerness to ‘get Brexit done’.
Returning to Stormont would mean ‘collaboration’ with EU as ‘colonial government’, says Kate Hoey.
Kate Hoey criticised after comparing MLAs accepting Windsor Framework to 'Nazi collaborators' 30/03/2023
Former Labour MP Kate Hoey has been criticised after likening politicians prepared to return to Stormont under the Windsor Framework to Nazi collaborators under the Vichy regime in wartime France.
New Brexit deal for NI will not be renegotiated, says Heaton-Harris New Brexit deal for NI will not be renegotiated, says Heaton-Harris 24/03/2023
There will be no renegotiating the new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland, says Chris Heaton-Harris.
The Democratic Unionist Party will vote against the Government in this week’s first parliamentary vote on the new Windsor Framework Brexit deal, party leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson revealed on Monday.
DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson said party officers had today voted unanimously to oppose the Windsor Framework when MPs get a vote in the Commons on Wednesday - and right-wing Tories could also rebel.
MPs will get a vote next Wednesday on the Stormont brake aspect of Rishi Sunak's Windsor Framework, which was agreed with the EU last month in a bid to undo the worst excesses of Boris Johnson's deal,
The Taoiseach was responding to comments earlier in the week from NI Secretary Chris Heaton-Harris. / Irish premier Leo Varadkar has said the UK would be required to engage with the European Union to resolve any issues about proposed new EU laws being introduced in Northern Ireland.
A senior DUP MP has said he would advise party colleagues to oppose the new Brexit deal on Northern Ireland trade if further movement is not secured.
Boris Johnson still considering trying to bring down Rishi Sunak’s Brexit deal as Tory MPs look for loopholes 01/03/2023
The former prime minister is expected to break cover only when it becomes clear whether or not he would be backed by a critical mass of allies.
What is the Stormont brake? 28/02/2023
First came the backstop, then the protocol, now we can expect to hear a lot more about the "Stormont brake" as it is added to the Brexit lexicon.
A government minister has warned the Democratic Unionist Party that Rishi Sunak's Brexit deal is a good as it is going to get.
Brexit deal: Sunak says Northern Ireland in ‘unbelievably special position’ with access to both UK AND EU markets 28/02/2023
Rishi Sunak insisted that his new Brexit deal for Northern Ireland addressed the concerns of unionists despite the “small and limited” role for European Union law and its court – while giving Belfast an “unbelievably special position”.
Boris Johnson has hinted he may not support a proposed deal over the Northern Ireland protocol from Rishi Sunak, heaping pressure on the prime minister to revive a controversial bill that would unilaterally override parts of the Brexit treaty.