UK news Suzanne Breen: Kingston delivers DUP’s uncompromising message in dulcet tones on another groundhog day last news

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UK news Suzanne Breen: Kingston delivers DUP’s uncompromising message in dulcet tones on another groundhog day last news

PremierLeague-News.Com - It wasn’t a case of third time lucky as MLAs yet again failed to elect a Speaker 90 days after the Assembly election.

UK news  Suzanne Breen: Kingston delivers DUP’s uncompromising message in dulcet tones on another groundhog day last news
03 August 2022 - 21:30

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! "It wasn’t a case of third time lucky as MLAs yet again failed to elect a Speaker 90 days after the Assembly election. In what is fast becoming a routine, it was the DUP and TUV versus everybody else.Newly elected North Belfast MLA Brian Kingston was the DUP’s defence counsel as the other parties tore into his.It was a wise choice to pick a softly spoken, mild-mannered representative to deliver an uncompromising message. He (very politely) accused the opposition of engaging in “stunt politics”.The petition to recall the Assembly was not “a genuine attempt to restore the institutions, rather a wilful disregard for the views of unionists and the principle of power-sharing itself”.Harsh words delivered in the gentlest, most non-thunderous tones imaginable.Mr Kingston branded Sinn Fein, SDLP and Alliance “the coalition of chaos”.They had “insisted on the protocol without local consent”, and “pressed for its rigorous implementation... insulted the unionist community”.He welcomed the protocol legislation but insisted, until its “passage undiminished” through Parliament, it couldn’t be business as usual.“That point has not been reached and we will want to assess the views of any future new Prime Minister before taking any further action,” he added.“We are democrats, we will appoint a Deputy First Minister when these issues are addressed. However, at the present time, such action would be premature.”The SDLP’s Matthew O’Toole was having none of it. He thought it outrageous that we must wait “for the verdict of Tory party members in order to get a government in Northern Ireland — a contest in which less than 0.

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. What a preposterous position to be in”.He said it was shameful the DUP was refusing to elect a Speaker even after the protocol legislation had passed the House of Commons.Michelle O’Neill was equally scathing: “The DUP are the only party — the only party — blocking and preventing the Executive being formed. Let me say to you, even at this late hour, workers need help, families need help, businesses need help and you are continuing to punish the public that we are elected to serve. All of your actions will not wash away the protocol.”Mr Kingston was not the only newly elected MLA leading for his party in the chamber.Alliance’s man in South Down, Paddy Brown, laid into “the do-nothing DUP”.Although he wasn’t long in the Assembly, he had a “profound sense of deja-vu”, he said.“We are back here yet again with unguarded pessimism. It’s beginning to feel a bit like groundhog day.”People Before Profit’s Gerry Carrolll said the DUP was refusing to do business both inside and outside the Assembly chamber. He rounded on DUP Economy Minister Gordon Lyons, who “sat on his hands while energy companies have made record profits, he hasn’t even opened his mouth”.Mr Lyons offered Mr Carroll a briefing to explain “the Northern Ireland energy system because his comments have demonstrated he hasn’t a clue”.Jim Allister saw hypocrisy by some on Brexit and the protocol. “Republicans, nationalists and crypto-nationalists preen themselves about their anti-colonial credentials“And yet they are the new colonialists — they are the people who want to live under foreign rule.“What an ultimate irony,” the TUV leader declared in his usual vibrant and vehement tones." , "isAccessibleForFree": "False", "hasPart": { "@type": "WebPageElement", "isAccessibleForFree": "False","cssSelector": "#flip-pay"} }

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