Newry.ie

MEP Jim Nicholson has said that a sensible deal is needed to get the UK out of the political no-man’s land in which it now finds itself.

Mr Nicholson said “The fundamental problem remains and that is the backstop. It is the elephant in the room which has plagued Brexit negotiations since 2017. All they have done is kick the backstop can down the road and we’ll end up coming back to it again. This has been stubbornly ignored by the EU27, and unfortunately our own government have been complicit in that. The Ulster Unionist Party has repeatedly warned that the backstop was an affront to the principle of consent and the Belfast Agreement.

“It is particularly galling that our own government has singularly failed to attempt to put the backstop back on the negotiating table with the EU. They have failed to push for alternatives.

“We now seem locked into a perpetual process from which there is no escape. Our country needs certainty, business needs certainty and politics needs certainty so we can move on and shape our future relationships with both our European neighbours and those outside the EU. The lack of clarity from the discussions with the EU does nothing to address that.

“We remain in a political no-man’s land. If some are attempting to stretch this out to play for time to attempt to overturn the referendum result, I fear the impact that it will have on public confidence in our political system. We will be into uncharted waters which could become very choppy. I'd much prefer it if a sensible deal could be reached which doesn’t undermine the integrity of the United Kingdom and we leave the EU by the end of June.”

Pin It

WHAT'S ON IN NEWRY

20Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
20Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
20Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
20Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
21Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
21Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
22Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
22Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
23Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
24Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
24Apr
BRUNO GROENING.jpg05:15PM - 06:30PM]
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Mourne Country Hotel
24Apr
songs.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Songs from Ireland
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
26Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
26Apr
meade-6623 style3.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
David Meade
Newry Town Hall
27Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
27Apr
_MG_7561_269035.jpg11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
27Apr
DSCF7837.jpg12:00PM - 04:00PM]
Currach Community Event
Albert Basin
20Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
20Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
21Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
21Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
22Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
22Apr
56214471_1970724233055936_4104629541035573248_o.jpg01:00PM - 11:00PM]
Hilltown Fleadh
Hilltown
23Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
24Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
24Apr
BRUNO GROENING.jpg05:15PM - 06:30PM]
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Mourne Country Hotel
24Apr
songs.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
Songs from Ireland
Sean Hollywood Arts Centre
25Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
26Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
26Apr
meade-6623 style3.jpg08:00PM - 11:00PM]
David Meade
Newry Town Hall
27Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
27Apr
_MG_7561_269035.jpg11:00AM - 03:00PM]
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auction
Stephen Fitzpatrick Auctioneers
27Apr
DSCF7837.jpg12:00PM - 04:00PM]
Currach Community Event
Albert Basin
28Apr
_DSF8740.jpg10:00AM - 04:30PM]
Centre Stage - Exhibition
Newry Museum
28Apr
Sportive_Poster-2019.jpg09:30PM - ]
The Gullion Tour - Armagh Down Cycling Club
Newry Shamrocks GAC
30Apr
Screen Shot 2019-04-09 at 18.50.44.jpg09:30AM - 12:30PM]
Open University Information Event
Newry Library
11May
cursa cruinnis.jpg10:00AM - 01:00PM]
Irish Language for Fluent Speakers
Gaeláras Mhic Ardghail
13May
New PIPS Logo.jpg09:00AM - 04:00PM]
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
PIPS Hope and Support
14May
New PIPS Logo.jpg09:00AM - 04:00PM]
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
PIPS Hope and Support
15May
BRUNO GROENING.jpg05:15PM - 06:30PM]
Information Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Mourne Country Hotel

VIDEO

Larisa Sokele - Diverse City
Larisa Sokele - Diverse City

Larisa Sokele from Latvia talks about her Dressmaking business in Newry

Dan Gebski - Diverse City
Dan Gebski - Diverse City

Dan arrived in Ireland 15 years ago and lives in Newry with his wife and five year old son.

Mei Lee - Diverse City
Mei Lee - Diverse City

Mei Lee from Johor Bahru in Malaysia talks about her country and her life in Newry where she is on work placement with ABP.

FOLLOW NEWRY.IE

 

 

DONATE

Please consider supporting Newry.ie

Amount:
Newry.ie require Cookies on some parts of our site to enable full functionality. By using Newry.ie you consent to our use of Cookies. You can use your browser settings to disable cookies on this or any other website.
More information Ok