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December 8, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party has unveiled its manifesto priorities for farming in the upcoming general election.

UUP Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann said:

“This is one of the most important elections facing the United Kingdom in generations. The MPs elected next week will have a crucial role in shaping the UK’s future course for many decades to come.

“It’s an especially important...

November 7, 2019

Ulster Unionist Robin Swann MLA has revealed that only £8m of the £29m available for this year’s RHI scheme is likely to be spent.

The remaining £21m that had been allocated by the UK Government for local RHI claimants will be lost and sent back to the Treasury, something that will infuriate local applicants who saw their tariffs slashed disproportionately earlier this year....

September 23, 2019

Ulster Unionist Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann MLA has questioned why DAERA is not taking up the recommendation of a badger cull from its own TB advisory group.

Robin Swann said:

“TB is costing the Northern Ireland public purse around £40m every single year. £25m of that is for compensation, with testing costs adding around a further £15m each year. The effect on individual f...

September 17, 2019

Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann MLA, has condemned the personal attack by Ian Paisley MP on the Newsletter`s Political Editor, Sam McBride. He also re-iterated the importance of a free press.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The separation of press from state is one of the foundations of a true democracy. While many of those long held foundations are currently being challenged, I believe...

September 16, 2019

Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann MLA, has stated that there must be more intensive engagement between the UK and EU as the clock counts down to 31st October.

Mr Swann said:

“The noises coming out of the meeting between the Prime Minister and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker don`t give cause for optimism. The respective statements give the impression that the dis...

September 11, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann and Lord Rogan have visited Gibraltar to celebrate their National Day and see how prepared they are for Brexit.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“This week I was honoured to be in Gibraltar to participate in their National Day celebrations - which were an enthusiastic and colourful expression of their British national identity - and to meet with local...

September 6, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has described a Report published by the Government on the Definition of a Victim, as pathetic.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The Report issued earlier this week by the Secretary of State on the Definition of a Victim can only be described as pathetic and should be a cause of great concern.   

“The Government had a chance to seriously a...

August 22, 2019

Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has stated that the letter written to Donald Tusk from some NI parties comes as no surprise, but unless there is a change in tack from the EU and the Irish Government, the backstop could deliver the hard border which they claim they want to prevent.

Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA said:

“This letter and its contents come...

August 19, 2019

Ulster Unionist Agriculture Spokesperson Robin Swann MLA has warned that the USA is becoming an increasingly disturbing and vocal threat to the future of local farms.

He was commenting after the head of the American Farm Bureau – the US’s national voice of agriculture – this week warned that the UK must first accept US food standards as part of any future wider trade deal with the...

August 16, 2019

The Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, has condemned the Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Council, for comments which he described an IRA terrorist and murderer as ‘brave.’

Robin Swann MLA said:

“The Sinn Fein Mayor of Causeway Coast & Glens Council, Sean Bateson, has serious questions to answer following a tweet which he put out regarding the IRA terrorist Thom...

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