My Lords, I add my voice to those who have condemned the car bomb attack in my own city of Londonderry at the weekend. The people responsible are cowards and have no place in any society. If it was not for the quick action of the police and the emergency services, we would be looking at fatalities today. The Statement says: “With regard to the backstop, despite the changes we have...
My Lords, I very much welcome the debate in the House this afternoon. I remind the noble Lord, Lord Hannay, who spoke before me, that this was a United Kingdom vote, not a regional vote. I could point to parts of this United Kingdom that also voted to stay within Europe. Do we treat them differently? I do not think so. The vote, as far as we are concerned, was right across the United Kingdom....
My Lords, I do not often agree with the leader of the Lib Dems in this House, but I have to say that the Statement is hardly worth commenting on. Nothing has changed. Despite letters of reassurance from the European Union, there are no legally binding assurances, as the Prime Minister talked about and promised in December. In fact, nothing has changed. We have often said as a party that we...
DUP Peer, Former Speaker, and MLA for Foyle
Entered the House of Lords on 13 January 2015
Entered the Assembly on 25 June 1998 — General election
Left the Assembly on 13 October 2014 — retired
Party was DUP until 8 May 2007; Speaker until 13 Oct 2014
Also represented Foyle
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