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Eastwood: Karen Bradley needs to read a history book on Ireland

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has said that comments from the Secretary of State Karen Bradley, that deny killings by the security forces during the Troubles were crimes, are absolutely appalling.
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McCrossan: The DUP will be held accountable for a no-deal Brexit

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Daniel McCrossan criticised the DUP MP Sammy Wilson for his comment that a no-deal Brexit will be the result of ‘the intransigence of the EU’ rather than the fault of the DUP. Mr McCrossan said that this sort of spin will not wash with communities across the North.
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McLaughlin: Legislative Traffic Jam holding up Magee Medical School

SDLP Councillor Sinead McLaughlin has welcomed the update on the comprehensive readiness of Ulster University Post Graduate Medical School to open its doors to the first cohort of students in September 2020. In a detailed communication received from Ulster University Vice Chancellor, Professor Paddy Nixon outlined the progress that has been made to ensure that student admissions can take place in accordance to the UCAS schedule.
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Mallon: PIP needs system overhaul not tweaking

SDLP Deputy Leader Nichola Mallon has said the fundamentally flawed Personal Independence Payment system requires overhaul rather than a few piecemeal tweaks to give the Tory Party the veneer of taking a more ‘compassionate’ approach to welfare.
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McGrath: Northern students must be treated equally after Brexit

SDLP Education Spokesperson Colin McGrath has echoed his support for an amendment tabled by Fianna Fáil to the Omnibus Brexit Bill, which would ensure Northern students who take up university places in the South don’t have to pay significantly higher non-EU fees.
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