All 4 results for brexit speaker:Lord Trimble

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Second Reading (10 Jul 2019)

Lord Trimble: ...this. The noble Lord, Lord Morrow, referred to when Sinn Féin pulled the plug on the Northern Ireland Assembly. At that time, one of the factors in its mind was that it thought it could exploit Brexit in order to get an electoral boost in southern Ireland. It has not worked. A very encouraging, little-known fact is that Sinn Féin lost half its seats in the local elections in the south...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill - Second Reading (30 Oct 2018)

Lord Trimble: to come into the process. We now need to find a way of exerting that kind of pressure on Sinn Féin to get things moving, because it will not move without pressure. One likes to think that, once Brexit is resolved, it might be prepared to look at things, but I am beginning to have doubts about whether it will really want to do that. So the question is: how do we exert the necessary...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Lord Trimble: ...the people of Northern Ireland and we, collectively, took control of that—“ownership” is the term used. This amendment would deny us that. Some people have gone around suggesting that Brexit might damage the Good Friday agreement. Brexit is not going to damage the Good Friday agreement; this amendment will, because it excludes the people of Northern Ireland. If future arrangements...

Northern Ireland Budget Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (14 Nov 2017)

Lord Trimble: ...feel that the best thing to do would be to have an election in the first few months of next year. It is the wrong time of the year; it is also the wrong time in the political climate, because the Brexit issue is not likely to have been resolved before then and is more likely to be causing more difficulties. I cannot think of a worse context in which to have an election. However, if there...

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