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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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Durkan: Scrap Universal credit

SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan, has called for the ‘failing’ and ‘cruel’ scheme of Universal Credit to be scrapped. He said he fully agrees with former Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s assessment of Universal Credit as this Tory Government's new poll tax. Gordon Brown is the latest in a string of high profile characters to call for the roll out of Universal Credit to be abandoned.
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Bradley: Insurance for crossing border by rail another Brexit calamity

SDLP Spokesperson for Infrastructure Sinead Bradley MLA has hit out at the announcement that in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit passengers will have to carry insurance if they cross the border by rail.
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