Archiv: DUP (Democratic Unionist Party)

19.04.2019 - 15:50 [ Sinn Fein ]

A statement from the party leaders on the murder of Lyra McKee:

„We are united in rejecting those responsible for this heinous crime.

„They have no support in the community, must be brought to justice and should disband immediately.

„We reiterate our support for the PSNI, who while carrying out their duties were also the target of last night’s attack. We call on anyone with any information to bring that forward to the police and assist their inquiries.

„This is a time for calm heads.”

Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin)

Arlene Foster (DUP)

Robin Swann (UUP)

Colum Eastwood (SDLP)

Naomi Long (Alliance)

Clare Bailey (Green Party)

29.03.2019 - 05:32 [ Democratic Unionist Party ]

DUP Statement


However, given the fact that the necessary changes we
seek to the backstop have not been secured between the Government and the European Union, and the remaining and ongoing strategic risk that Northern Ireland would be trapped in backstop arrangements at the end of the implementation period, we will not be supporting the Government if they table a fresh meaningful vote.

The backstop if operational has the potential to create an internal trade border within the United Kingdom and would cut us off from our main internal market, being Great Britain.

28.03.2019 - 04:25 [ Sky News ]

Major blow for Theresa May as DUP won’t back Brexit deal

DUP leader Arlene Foster has told Sky News her party is unable to support Theresa May’s Brexit deal while it „poses a threat to the integrity of the UK“.

27.03.2019 - 06:35 [ ]

What would be a good night for the Conservatives in the 2019 local elections?

But the most significant set of local elections are ones the Conservative Party won’t meaningfully contest, and were last fought not in 2015, but 2014: local council elections in Northern Ireland. All 11 local councils are up for re-election, and in an ideal world for the Tory party, these elections would confirm that the Democratic Unionist Party very strong performance in 2017 was not a passing phase but that the party is actually getting stronger.

27.03.2019 - 02:55 [ ]

Extending Article 50 better option than May’s Brexit Withdrawal Agreement – DUP

A LONG extension to Article 50 is a better option than the UK Prime Minister’s draft Withdrawal Agreement, the DUP said.

That would keep the UK in the EU for longer.

The party’s Brexit spokesman Sammy Wilson said if a deal went through, Britain would have lost its right to leave the EU.

25.03.2019 - 15:08 [ Sky News ]

LIVE: Blow for Theresa May as DUP say opposition to Brexit deal ‚remains unchanged‘


A DUP spokesman says the party’s position on Theresa May’s Brexit deal „remains unchanged“.

It comes after the prime minister had a telephone conversation with DUP leader Arlene Foster.

18.03.2019 - 16:12 [ ]

Brexit news – live: Theresa May could abandon third vote on her deal this week without ‚realistic chance‘ of winning, Downing Street admit

The prime minister was reported to be planning to hold a third vote on Tuesday but may be forced to call it off amid ongoing opposition from Tory Eurosceptics and continued negotiations with the DUP.

18.03.2019 - 08:26 [ BBC ]

Brexit: No new vote on May’s deal without DUP support – chancellor

Theresa May’s Brexit deal will not return to the Commons this week unless it has support from the DUP and Tory MPs, the chancellor says.

18.03.2019 - 08:16 [ ]

Theresa May could give Northern Ireland extra cash if the DUP back her Brexit deal

Philip Hammond earlier refused three times to rule out writing another big cheque in this summer’s spending review, following a £1billion “bung“ for propping up the Tories after their Election disaster.

14.03.2019 - 17:50 [ RT UK ‏/ Twitter ]

That’s a surprise! Christopher Chope MP reveals that if @UKLabour put forward a no confidence vote in @theresa_may he’d support it. He’s a @Conservatives MP by the way!

12.03.2019 - 14:32 [ ZDF Studio London ‏/ Twitter ]

Noch schlechtere Nachrichten für #May. Die Einschätzung der Brexiteer-Anwälte ist raus, der speziell für die Hardliner und die DUP wichtig ist. Und sie raten den Deal abzulehnen. @ZDFheute @ReporterZDF

12.03.2019 - 12:29 [ ]

Abstimmung im Unterhaus: Sagt das Parlament Ja zum Brexit-Deal?

Am Abend stimmt das britische Parlament über das Brexit-Abkommen ab. Dabei kommt es vor allem auf zwei Gruppen an. Kann May sie überzeugen?

12.03.2019 - 12:26 [ Thomas Colson / Twitter ]

Geoffrey Cox’s new legal advice on the backstop is VERY bad news for the PM. He says „the legal risk remains unchanged“ that there is no way the UK can unilaterally exit the backstop. Almost no way DUP or ERG can back the deal now.

12.03.2019 - 03:40 [ Guido Fawkes ]

All Eyes on DUP Now: May pulls a unilateral declaration out of the hat

May’s statement is here, the EU’s here – review them yourself. We await Cox’s legal review and the decision of the DUP critics tomorrow. If the DUP give it the thumbs up most Tory rebels will follow suit. The ERG’s lawyers are unlikely to be enthusiastic – that is already priced in. Guido suspects those Tory MPs that want to avoid the hell that will follow a delay to Brexit – for whatever reason – will choose to believe the rabbit is real.

27.02.2019 - 18:05 [ Aubrey Allegretti, reporter and occasional news editor for @SkyNewsPolitics / Twitter ]

NEW: Jeremy Corbyn has just sent a letter to all MPs – including Conservative ones – offering them the chance to talk to a member of his team to get them to back the Labour frontbench amendment. One person who recieved it says: „Haven’t seen him do that before.“

05.02.2019 - 05:52 [ ]

Brexit latest: Theresa May promises deal that commands ‚broad support‘ in Northern Ireland

The Prime Minister will use a speech in the country to acknowledge it is a “concerning time” as efforts continue to find an alternative to the controversial backstop.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mrs May is set to say that a solution will be found that commands support across the community and secures a majority in Westminster.

31.01.2019 - 18:50 [ ]

‚Cowards and facilitators!‘ Remainer MPs turn on Labour Brexiteers after they welcome May’s bid to win support for her deal with millions of pounds in extra funding for Leave-backing areas

The ‚pork barrel‘ tactic is effectively an admission that Mrs May cannot get a package through Parliament with just Tory and DUP votes.

21.01.2019 - 06:04 [ ]

Why the Government’s latest plan to ditch the backstop won’t take off

The whole reason for the backstop being in the Withdrawal Agreement that sets out the terms of the UK’s divorce from the EU is that the Republic’s border with Northern Ireland would, after Brexit, be the external border of the EU’s single market – and therefore has to be governed by a treaty between the UK and EU, and not one between the UK and the ROI.

An official from an EU capital also questioned whether the Republic could possibly accept „a bilateralisation that would deprive it of the clout of the EU“.

21.01.2019 - 05:57 [ ]

Amending the Good Friday Agreement will never fix backstop issue

The plan, it is reported, is to “amend” the 1998 Good Friday Agreement in order make a new joint Anglo-Irish commitment that there will be no return to a hard border in Ireland and no infrastructure on that border in any eventuality.

It is argued that this, coupled with some new EU concessions time-limiting the backstop, will be enough get a decent slice of the 118 Tory and 10 DUP on board.

21.01.2019 - 05:39 [ Gerry Moore ‏/ Twitter ]

Cabinet members reveal that in tonight’s conference call May talked of trying to find deal with ERG and DUP She has virtually abandoned reaching out to anyone else Another pleading trip to Brussels + bid to strike separate deal with Ireland on Backstop – they’ve already said No

09.01.2019 - 21:38 [ BBC ]

Arlene Foster: Theresa May’s Brexit backstop plan is ‚dead‘

Theresa May is still not listening to critics of her Brexit deal and is putting a plan to Parliament that is already „dead“, Arlene Foster has said.

The DUP leader said proposals to give Stormont a say over new EU rules if the border backstop took effect after Brexit added nothing.

09.01.2019 - 06:33 [ Sky News ]

May tries to woo the DUP as meaningful vote debate restarts

The vote on Mrs May’s Brexit deal is due next week after being postponed in December as the government faced defeat.

09.01.2019 - 06:31 [ ]

Humiliated Theresa May hit by Brexit ambush defeat as rebel MPs vote to sink No Deal

Labour joined forces with the DUP and Tory rebels to pass a motion 303 to 296 which will make it much harder to leave with no agreement in place at all.
Around 20 Tories defied the Government and teamed up with Jeremy Corbyn to BAN ministers from changing tax laws in a No Deal situation unless MPs openly vote for it, we get a deal passed, or Article 50 is delayed.

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Matt Dathan / Twitter ]

DUP leader Arlene Foster signals she would back Sajid Javid in a Tory leadership contest. She met him yesterday and told @BBCr4today: “I think that he understand where we come from in relation to the backstop.“

12.12.2018 - 12:37 [ Laura Hughes ‏/ Twitter ]

Dominic Raab, David Davis and DUP leader Arlene Foster are launching a campaign for a „Better Deal“ this morning. They are proposing a new 10-year, “extendable backstop to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol.”

10.12.2018 - 13:16 [ ]

Brexit: What happens next? Here’s how this incredible week could unfold

The Prime Minister is facing a vote that could topple her government. Here is your day-by-day guide to what could lie ahead – though of course, it could all change dramatically

10.12.2018 - 12:59 [ Sky News ]

Sky Views: Election call, Mars attacks? Possible outcomes of Brexit vote

Even more than with the other upsets in world politics in recent years, nobody knows what is going to happen as a result of the meaningful vote in the Commons next week on the deal the prime minister has agreed to take Britain out of the EU.

10.12.2018 - 12:49 [ Joe Doyle ‏/ Twitter ]

Not UKIP, but a new party will evolve from the ineffectual dithering of this government, Labour will also feel the brunt of this.

10.12.2018 - 12:42 [ ]

‘I will not LIE DOWN!’ Farage lines up SENSATIONAL return to politics with NEW party

Nigel Farage told the Sunday Telegraph: „I sense within me I have not fought my biggest battle yet – that is how it feels. Whether it is happenstance, serendipity, destiny.

„I am not going to lie down and watch it go down the plug hole. I couldn’t do that, and I won’t do that.

10.12.2018 - 12:31 [ Spiked ]

If Tommy Robinson is a monster, the left is his Dr Frankenstein

I don’t know if Robinson has an agent, but if he does he should sack him, because he has an army of agents on the left who are cultivating and inflaming the Tommy Robinson phenomenon literally for free.

10.12.2018 - 11:08 [ Roger Williams / Twitter ]

Many Labour Party supporters voted Leave as well . That’s Corbyn’s dilemma. Brexit has split all parties.

10.12.2018 - 11:00 [ Brendan Chilton, @AshfordLabour Group Leader / Twitter ]

No surprise here. All that is needed now is a binding motion from a remain dominated Parliament and Brexit is finished. This is crunch time. If Parliament defies the people it will lose the confidence of the nation permanently and the U.K. will cease to be a democracy.

10.12.2018 - 10:46 [ ]

Channel 4 Brexit Debate audience member accuses Theresa May of ‘TREASON’ and betraying Leave voters

Kicking off Sunday night’s debate, the woman said: “Leavers reject Theresa May’s deal and her treasonous behaviour. She is ceding control, not taking back control.

“And how dare she abandon the rights of the citizens of Northern Ireland?”

Responding to that host Krishnan Guru-Murthy said: “Well treasonous is very strong language”.

10.12.2018 - 10:43 [ Beau Jack Dalaigh ‏/ Twitter ]

Labour’s back sliding and betrayal of its working class .. Labour no longer a party supporting democracy… a leader in betrayal of people who voted to rid ourselves of authoritarian regimes like the EU.. Labour working firmly for the elites the mob.. Jeremy Corbyn the traitor

10.12.2018 - 10:40 [ ITV News ]

Jeremy Corbyn gives strongest signal yet that Remain would be on ballot paper in second referendum

When questioned by Political Editor Robert Peston on the topic of a second Brexit vote, Mr Corbyn gave his clearest indication yet that Remain would be an option, by saying another referendum would have to be „qualitatively different to the one held before“ and that there would „have to be an option there of what’s on offer“ in terms of a Brexit deal, suggesting the choice would be between that and Remain.

Mr Corbyn continued that a second vote could be held while still respecting the outcome of the June 2016 referendum.

10.12.2018 - 10:18 [ Sky News ]

Brexit vote: The ultimate guide

What are the amendments?

The Labour Party amendment is designed to make sure Britain cannot leave the EU without an exit agreement.

This means Mrs May’s threat that it’s her deal or no deal would not sit with the Commons, and Britain would have to stay in the European Union until a new agreement is reached and passed.

A cross-party group has tabled a similar amendment, which blocks Mrs May’s deal and rules out a no-deal Brexit.

10.12.2018 - 10:03 [ ]

UK can cancel Brexit without EU’s permission rules European Court of Justice

Today’s verdict by the European Court of Justice has put rocket fuel in calls for Brexit to be stopped

10.12.2018 - 10:00 [ ]

Theresa May begs EU to help save her hated Brexit deal ahead of historic vote — as senior figures give Commons vote 50/50 chance of going ahead

The PM was holed up in her Chequers country retreat with close aides on Sunday night as she wrestled with whether to go ahead with a landmark Commons vote on it on Tuesday.

09.12.2018 - 13:06 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

If Labour supports a second referendum and campaigns to remain it will be in opposition for decades to come. Millions of voters will abandon it. Labour will no longer be the party of ‘labour’ but of capital. It will cease to represent working class communities.


09.12.2018 - 12:55 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

Ahead of Tuesday’s Brexit vote, I travelled to Lisbon to meet members of the Party of European Socialists. Labour is ready to step in and negotiate a deal that can work for our whole country.

09.12.2018 - 12:52 [ John Joseph Friary ‏/ Twitter ]

Politics Scotland getting Scottish Labour position on Brexit! They want a General Election which if they were to win they would leave the EU and if they can’t have it they want a People’s Vote in which they would vote to stay in the EU! All clear now?

09.12.2018 - 12:47 [ Brendan Chilton ‏/ Twitter ]

Todays march in London is not a Brexit march. Its a clowns parade led by a thug and a jester. Brexiteers should not be marching with these fascists. To the media- the football hooligans bouncing up and down today are not in any sense representative of Leave voters.

09.12.2018 - 12:35 [ Spiked ]

They are all in contempt of the people

From May to the Corbynite Momentum lobby, what all the Remainers want is to narrow things down to that false choice between the government’s Remain-by-another-name and outright remaining in the EU. The meaningful Brexit which millions of Leave voters backed can thus be erased from the agenda and history, as if it never happened. And they talk about defending democracy.

09.12.2018 - 12:24 [ Paul Embery , firefighter. Trade union official. Socialist. Pro-Brexit. Blue Labour / Twitter ]

I remember the days when the British Left would take the side of the people fighting back against the system. Now it takes the side of the system fighting back against the people.

09.12.2018 - 12:19 [ ]

THE POSH PEOPLE’S VOTE: The loaded, leftie elites are conspiring to steal Brexit from Brits – while pretending to represent ‘the people’

The People’s Vote campaign group is funded by a circle of rich contacts who want to overturn the decision to leave

09.12.2018 - 12:15 [ ]

JEREMY PAXMAN: My dog could have won a better Brexit deal than those forelock tugging drones we sent out to battle Brussels

The outcome of the 2016 referendum was clear.

By a margin of more than one million votes, the British people said they wanted to leave the EU. Yet more than two years later we are in paralysis, faced with a piece of paper that no one wants – and with seemingly no way forward other than to take the Prime Minister’s Deal.

09.12.2018 - 12:14 [ Will Quince / ]

I am resigning from the Government because May’s Brexit deal means obeying EU rules for years to come

I do not want to be explaining to my constituents why Brexit is still not over and we are still obeying EU rules in the early 2020s or beyond. Unless and until this is amended, the Withdrawal Agreement cannot receive my support. How can we realistically expect to secure a good deal under such circumstances, with such a power imbalance?