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Three years on, NDNA commitments aren't being fulfilled | Carla Lockhart MP


January 2020 saw the New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) Agreement heralded as a new beginning, yet as January 2023 draws to a close, the failure of the Government to fulfil their pledges within the Agreement has undermined progress.

Within NDNA there were commitments to consensus politics as well as the restoration of Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market and ensuring Northern Ireland had 7,500 police officers.


All those commitments have been shown to be worth little more than the paper on which they were written.

We want to see Stormont restored, and it can be restored if commitments made to the people of Northern Ireland are delivered upon by others.

There will be no solid basis for an Executive and Assembly until the Protocol is replaced with arrangements that restore Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market and our constitutional arrangements are respected.

The Government and the EU have been aware of our consistent position regarding the sustainability of Stormont for more than a year and the need to honestly return to the principles of powersharing if progress is to be made.

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23/11/23


One Year On: The Union is Still 'not safe'!


Graveside Memorial on the 25th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Leading Loyalist – Brigadier William Stephen Wright, December 27th, 2022.

Loyal men and women of Ulster: I bid you a good afternoon, and welcome you, all of you, here to Seagoe Graveyard - all that is who have come together as one in order to pay personal tribute to a man now referred to by many as ‘Ulster’s Braveheart’ – our late and much-loved friend, Billy Wright. Give voice to your support, loyal friends.


They say that retrospect, that is, looking back with the passing of time, is always wise. Today, with the value of 25 years…

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30/1/23

Carla Lockhart MP states: "There will be no solid basis for an Executive and Assembly until the Protocol is replaced with arrangements that restore Northern Ireland’s place in the UK internal market and our constitutional arrangements are respected."

My reply: If I may be so bold, Ms Lockhart: Let me rephrase your statement above just a tad - but a tad that is, and should be, vital to any bases for any credible Executive and Assembly in Northern Ireland.

The vital change in what you have stated, mam, should read like this: "There will be no solid basis for an Executive and Assembly until the Protocol is replaced with legislation that fully respects Northern Ireland's constitutional place in the…


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