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Mallon responds to leaked Tory plans on Universal Credit

Responding to leaked reports of the Tory Government’s plans to further delay the roll-out of Universal Credit and spend millions to help prevent claimants suffering hardship as they move onto it, SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon MLA said:
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Kelly: No such thing as an acceptable level of violence

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has welcomed the launch of ‘Ending the Harm’, the new public awareness campaign on paramilitary style attacks. Mrs Kelly said it was vitally important that we reverse the desensitisation of criminal violence in our communities that flies under the guise of paramilitarism.
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Eastwood: May must stop dragging her feet

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that if Theresa May made the sensible decision to keep the UK in the Customs Union and Single Market, increased checks in the Irish Sea could be avoided.
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Kelly: We all have a role to play in ending human trafficking

SDLP Policing and Justice Spokesperson Dolores Kelly MLA has said that we all have a responsibility to report suspected human trafficking in our communities. As we enter anti-slavery week, Mrs Kelly has urged people to be the eyes and ears in their communities and workplaces to help bring an end to modern slavery.
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Hanna: Northern Ireland ill-served by placard & petulant politics by SF & DUP

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna has criticised the DUP and Sinn Féin for ‘playing to the gallery’ during the key phase of Brexit negotiations. Ms Hanna said that whilst the people of Northern Ireland have been left in Brexit limbo, DUP and Sinn Féin are merely playing to their respective galleries.
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