Thursday 8 April 2021 / 10:06 AM Louise Haigh

Labour urge Prime Minister to show leadership over Northern Ireland disorder

Labour urge Prime Minister to show leadership over Northern Ireland disorder

 

Labour have urged the Prime Minister to convene urgent cross-party talks in Northern Ireland with the five main parties, to find solutions and address the growing tension.

 

The Shadow Secretary of State, Louise Haigh MP, also called on the Prime Minister to work with the joint-custodians to the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the Irish Government.

 

Calling the peace process “fragile” she said “this moment demands leadership” and urged the Prime Minister to “step-up”.

 

Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Louise Haigh MP, said:

 

“This reprehensible violence serves absolutely no purpose, and political leaders must be united in condemning it.

 

“Recent days have demonstrated that the peace process is fragile – this moment demands leadership.

 

“The Prime Minister must convene cross-party talks in Northern Ireland, and engage with the joint-custodians to the Good Friday Agreement, the Irish Government to find solutions and resolve tensions.

 

“The complex challenges facing Northern Ireland demand a Prime Minister to step-up – as a custodian to the Good Friday Agreement – and show responsibility.  That has to include being honest about the consequences of his Brexit deal for Northern Ireland.

 

“The political challenges facing Northern Ireland must be resolved through dialogue alone and the people of Northern Ireland have to see politics working for them.”

 

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