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Eastwood: British Government appeasement of the DUP 'cowardice'

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has labelled the ongoing appeasement of the DUP by the British Government as ‘cowardice’. Mr Eastwood added that it is humiliating to see the British Government continuously bend over backwards for a party who are so out of step with public opinion here.
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Hanna: Breaking deadlock should be the British Government's priority

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has described the British Government’s latest ‘commitments’ to offer Northern Ireland an opportunity to provide consultative advice on backstop provisions, as unconstructive ambiguity. Ms Hanna added that is it incumbent upon the British Government to fulfil their role as a co-guarantor of the Good Friday Agreement and work to see power-sharing restored.
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McLaughlin: Time is of the essence for Magee medical school

SDLP Councillor Sinead McLaughlin has expressed concern regarding the opening of the proposed medical school at Magee.
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Dallat: Public appointments should be as inclusive as possible

Tomorrow secondary legislation will be passed by Westminster to allow for public appointments up to August 2019. These include the appointment of a Commissioner for Children & Young People, an Attorney General, a Commissioner for Victims and Survivors as well as appointments to the Housing Executive, the Local Government Superannuation Board and the Livestock and Meats Commission.
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Eastwood: The incalculable price of political stalemate

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that today’s two year ‘anniversary’ of the fall of the Assembly should cast a stark reminder of the necessity of finding a resolution. Mr Eastwood added that he hoped that the sheer length of the political vacuum would focus minds and encourage the start of a talks process.
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