Brexit 'Has Delivered Important Wins But The Job Is Not Yet Done'

Brexit has "delivered important wins but the job is not yet done", DUP MP Sammy Wilson has said, marking the 5th anniversary of the vote to leave the EU.

Mr Wilson said: "Five years ago, the British people defied the political establishment and their backers in big business and the media by voting to leave the EU.

"Taking back control has allowed the UK to deliver a world class vaccine rollout, free from the stifling bureaucracy of the EU. The freedom to procure and deliver our own vaccine programme has undoubtedly saved thousands of lives.
News Image
"The UK has concluded scores of trade deals in record time, worth billions to our economy, with countries from across the globe.

"Despite these successes, the Government's duplicity has meant that two areas have not reaped the full rewards of Brexit, namely Northern Ireland and the fishing industry. There is no need to rehearse the problems in these areas, which we all know to be stark. I am pleased that there is now at least a recognition right across the House of Commons and within Government that the Protocol is unsustainable.

"The DUP will continue to spearhead the campaign to deliver Brexit for all countries and sectors within the United Kingdom. We have the sovereignty to effect the changes required. All we need now is the political will."

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

26 November 2021
Young People Urged To Get Vaccinated This Weekend
Young people are being encouraged to take full advantage of the opportunity to get vaccinated this weekend when Trusts will be running clinics for the 12 to 17 age groups. Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Michael McBride was speaking in advance of the roll out of a series of clinics across Northern Ireland on 27 and 28 November.
02 December 2021
DUP Urges 'Everyone To Get Their Vaccine'
DUP Leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson MP has called on "everyone to get their vaccine". Sir Jeffrey said that is is the "best defence against the virus". He said: "We want to see everyone getting their vaccine. Their first, second and third jabs. That is our best defence against the virus.
06 January 2020
NI Midwives To Vote On Industrial Action
Midwives in Northern Ireland are set to vote on whether they are willing to take industrial action over pay. The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) ballot opened today, Monday 06 January, and will close on Wednesday 29.
09 May 2014
UU Researchers Develop Eco Oil Spill Solution
Researchers at the University of Ulster are leading a project to develop new, environmentally friendly methods of cleaning up oil spills.
10 November 2021
Article 16 Threat A 'Sword Of Damocles' Over UK-EU Negotiations - Alliance
Brexit Minister Lord Frost's threat to trigger Article 16 has been described as a "Sword of Damocles" hanging over UK-EU negotiations, Alliance Deputy Leader Stephen Farry MP has said. Dr Farry said the use of Article 16 would do nothing to address any issues around the Northern Ireland Protocol.