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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...

August 5, 2019

Ulster Unionist leader, Robin Swann MLA, has accused Sinn Fein of not being seriously engaged in talks. He has called on the Secretary of State to set an end date for the talks process and if agreement can`t be reached, to move to full blown direct rule.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“As this phase of talks enters yet another week, we have yet to experience the intensification of the proce...

July 31, 2019

An Ulster Unionist delegation, including Party Leader Robin Swann MLA, Lord Empey and John Stewart MLA, have met with the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson at Stormont House.

Robin Swann MLA said:

“Our meeting with the Prime Minister was an opportunity to set out our concerns and priorities.  He and his team may be settling into their new roles but they do not have much time.  Northern...

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