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Hi @eastantrimmp I’m happy to meet you and explain why this view is:

▪️1. Unlawful as it breaches international law and Refugee Convention (formed Post WW2 – lest we forget)

▪️2. Totally divorced from reality as there is no safe/legal route to claim asylum to UK


Also- Ukrainian scheme doesn’t recognise people as refugees.

Come meet me and some of my clients @eastantrimmp.

Open invite 🤝

#VoteJeffreyGetJamie

If there is another election don’t let the DUP fool you once again with their lies #VoteJeffreyGetJamie

ERG Conservative MP Steve Baker says the new PM must ‘carry through the current NI Protocol policy’.

He suggests that if the current policy is not carried through the “Eurosceptics would implode the government”.

#Ridge: trib.al/dwvcRFT

http://seachranaidhe-irishandproud.blogspot.com/2022/10/steve-baker-comments-on-sky-news-were.html?m=1

Labour to step up efforts to stop ‘reckless’ NI Protocol Bill in Lords

BREXIT

THE: Electorate majority in Ulster ‘did not’ vote for Brexit and the DUP do not speak for majority of the electorate in Ulster.


Friday 21st October, 2022.
Labour peers are to step up their campaign to stop the “reckless” Northern Ireland protocol bill being passed with demands for more than 20 changes.

Jenny Chapman, the shadow cabinet minister in the Lords, told the Guardian the bill was “an abomination, undermining the UK’s hard-won reputation as a responsible, trustworthy partner” and called on the government to “scrap this reckless legislation”.

When the committee stage begins in the Lords on Tuesday, Labour peers will put the government on notice that the bill will not proceed to the next stage until a variety of conditions are met. These include a promise that diplomatic efforts to end the row over the protocol are given a chance to work before any legislation is passed. The bill is one of Liz Truss’s flagship policies.

In a motion of regret, Labour will also ask the government to prepare and publish “an impact assessment outlining the likely consequences of the use of powers in this bill on the Northern Ireland business community”. The party wants the government to publish “indicative regulations, which may be laid using the powers in this bill”, as well.

The bill as it stands gives ministers powers to introduce new laws to undo Brexit arrangements with little scrutiny, something that has fuelled sharp criticism both in the Commons and the Lords.

The proposed legislation has also been criticised on the grounds it would breach the international treaty signed by the EU and the UK agreeing to the protocol as a means of preventing a trade border with customs posts and checks between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

Lady Chapman said: “The government must not squander the opportunity of its negotiations with the EU. With hard work and compromise on all sides, a deal is achievable to end this damaging, self-inflicted standoff, and scrap this reckless legislation.”

Labour will table 22 “probing amendments” including several that would set strict conditions under which any laws could be used.

The party is suggesting the proposed legislation should make it “a statutory requirement for the government to seek a negotiated outcome with the EU and to exhaust legal routes under the EU withdrawal agreement before availing itself of the powers in this bill”.

Several amendments address fears raised by legal experts of the extraordinary powers the bill confers on ministers to create new laws. The government has claimed these powers are designed to undo EU rules on VAT and state aid but experts have said they would set a precedent that is dangerous in a democracy.

The controversial bill was tabled by Truss earlier this summer when she was foreign secretary, but when she became prime minister she agreed to give negotiations another chance.

In the last two weeks there has been a flurry of diplomatic activity involving talks between the foreign secretary, James Cleverly, and European commissioner and vice-president Maroš Šefčovič.

The Northern Ireland secretary, Chris Heaton-Harris, has also said he hoped for a diplomatic solution that would make the need for the legislation “redundant”.

With many thanks to the: Guardian




During a cost living crisis how can the DUP live with themselves by doing this to everyone? #DUPendtheboycott

Lord Triesman expresses what he thinks of the DUP’s stance on the NI Protocol

Never heard of Lord Triesman before, but I think I like them.

NI Protocol: Funeral of Good Friday Agreement unless it is sorted – Poots.

http://seachranaidhe-irishandproud.blogspot.com/2022/10/ni-protocol-funeral-of-good-friday.html

Stormont was mothballed in 2017

Leading bands announce NI Protocol Aid 2022

Rumours circulated today about the organising of a large concert to increase attention of, and bring aid to, those deeply affected by the N.I. Protocol. Olde Time Rockers ‘Leaders of Unionism’ are understood to have agreed to headline the event, with backing from modern electro-rock group ‘Protestant Action Force’. The man leading attempts to bring […]

Leading bands announce NI Protocol Aid 2022
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