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Proroguing of Parliament is an abuse of process – Swann

Ulster Unionist Party Leader, Robin Swann MLA, has stated that the proroguing of Parliament risks undermining public confidence in Westminster.

Ulster Unionist Leader, Robin Swann MLA, said:

“The proroguing of Parliament is an abuse of process, risks undermining public confidence in Westminster and will unfortunately only create more division. If we want Parliament to pass an agreement with the EU before the 31st October, this isn`t the way to go about it.

“We need to see an end to the plotting from both sides in Westminster and that replaced by politicians focused on getting a deal so that the United Kingdom leaves the EU in an orderly fashion. Otherwise the people of Northern Ireland will be caught in the middle.

“The incendiary language being used by some politicians across these islands needs to cease. We should all work towards getting a consensus on a withdrawal agreement. If anything, it is the backstop which provides the greatest threat to the Belfast Agreement.”

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