New Prime Minister’s optimism needs to be matched by delivery - Swann
Ulster Unionist Party Leader Robin Swann MLA has responded to the new Prime Minister, Boris Johnson’s first speech from Downing Street.
Robin Swann MLA said:
“The Prime Minister`s first speech in Downing Street was certainly positive and reflected unbridled optimism for the future of our country. I sincerely hope that these sentiments are reflected in the actual delivery and I look forward to seeing the plans to make this happen. Rhetoric alone will not solve our problems.
“A short window of opportunity exists for the UK and the EU to reach a deal. I hope that the EU - and the Republic of Ireland in particular - use the time to engage positively with the UK Government. A deal can be done but only if the political leaders involved get down off their soapboxes.
“I also welcome the Prime Minister`s comments about the future of the Union and that the anti-democratic backstop will be addressed so that it no longer threatens the constitutional and economic integrity of the United Kingdom.”