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FactCheck: Is the protocol stopping Jewish people in the North from practising their religion?
The claim was made by former Northern Ireland secretary Brandon Lewis.
Shailesh Vara appointed as new Northern Ireland Secretary
He served in the Northern Ireland Office in 2018, but resigned after ten months in response to the UK’s proposed Brexit withdrawal agreement.
Northern Ireland Secretary resigns as calls continue for Boris Johnson to step down
Dozens of UK government members have already resigned with demands for the prime minister to do the same.
Dozens of UK government members have already resigned with demands for the prime minister to do the same.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis resigned from his post this morning.
Six other government members also resigned by 8.30am, signalling discontent that Johnson has not already left office.
Brandon Lewis plans to cut MLA pay ‘soon’ if Stormont does not return
Westminster moved to cut MLA pay in 2017 after the executive collapsed over an energy scheme row.
Coveney: London's bid to override NI protocol brings British-Irish relations to new low
Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald criticised Brandon Lewis, saying he was ‘talking through his hat’.
Coveney has 'serious concerns' around new Troubles amnesty legislation
The proposals are almost universally opposed by political parties across the UK and Ireland as well as victims’ groups.
UK Government set to bring forward Troubles legacy proposals
It comes the day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Northern Ireland in a bid to restore power-sharing.
Brandon Lewis: Move against Northern Ireland Protocol unlikely to be in Queen’s Speech
Secretary of State Brandon Lewis said the Government is focusing on resolving issues with an agreement with the EU.
Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format, Brandon Lewis claims
The British Northern Ireland Secretary said 200 GB businesses are not trading with the North.
UK government to prepare to ensure availability of abortion services in Northern Ireland
Secretary of State Brandon Lewis has set out the legislative options being explored in a written ministerial statement.
NI Secretary says Johnson ‘focused on the job’ despite police quiz over partygate
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said the Prime Minister will ‘fight’ and win the next general election.
Brandon Lewis: Unionists should clarify whether they would take up Deputy First Minister role
Lewis said that it was “disappointing and wrong” that Paul Givan had resigned as the North’s First Minister.
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Deadline for legislating on NI legacy issues has been missed, Brandon Lewis admits
Controversial plans to end prosecutions for Troubles-era incidents were expected to be legislated for this autumn.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19
Lewis said he is so far only experiencing mild symptoms.
NI Secretary of State 'profoundly disappointed' with court ruling over lack of abortion services
The court ruled that Lewis “failed to comply with his duties” by not ensuring provision for full abortion services for women in the region.
UK Government announces statute of limitations on Troubles prosecutions, including British Army soldiers
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the proposals are “measured” and “balanced”.
Coveney says Irish politicians have 'different view' to UK on ending Troubles prosecutions
Foreign Affairs minister Simon Coveney said: “This is not a fait accompli.”
UK ministers warn EU Protocol will ‘damage’ Northern Ireland peace without changes
David Frost and Brandon Lewis said the current terms risk ‘creating a series of rolling crises’.
EU must back up words with actions on Northern Ireland Protocol, Brandon Lewis says
Lewis blamed the problems attributed to the Protocol on the EU’s “purist” implementation.
Ireland listening to those with ‘real concerns’ over Protocol, Coveney says
Ireland’s Foreign Affairs Minister said he hopes progress will be made in the sausage war trade dispute between the UK and the EU.
Changes will have to be made to Northern Ireland Protocol, NI Secretary Lewis tells UK MPs
The comments came after outgoing DUP leader Edwin Poots said he had received a personal assurance that changes would be made to the Protocol.
Crisis averted in Northern Ireland after late night deal on Irish language
The Tánaiste has said he welcomes the “agreement on an Irish Language Act going ahead”.
Sinn Féin holds talks with NI Secretary of State in bid to avert Stormont crisis
Brandon Lewis flew into Belfast for talks, saying he is exploring ‘all options’ in his efforts to keep powersharing on track.
DUP warns of threat to devolution from Irish language laws intervention
Paul Frew’s comments came as Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis faced calls from Sinn Fein to end the impasse.
McDonald claims Johnson did not apologise over Ballymurphy killings during call yesterday
A No 10 spokesperson said Johnson “apologised unreservedly on behalf of the UK government” on the call.
Meeting of British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference to take place in June
It follows a meeting between Simon Coveney and Northern Ireland’s Secretary of State in Dublin today.
Tory MPs warn new Northern Ireland abortion powers ‘put Union at risk’
Brandon Lewis said it is unacceptable that women and girls in the North cannot access abortion services.
NI secretary urges Stormont to roll out abortion services before he orders executive to do so
Brandon Lewis could have the power to rollout services from London next month.
DUP will ‘vigorously oppose’ fresh Westminster intervention over abortion laws
The UK Government has stated disappointment that full abortion services have not yet been commissioned in Northern Ireland
NI Secretary to decide whether to hold Pat Finucane murder inquiry 'by end of November'
Finucane was shot by loyalist paramilitaries in front of his family in Belfast.
Simon Coveney: Concerns about proposed change to Brexit deal 'exacerbated' by recent comments
NI Secretary Brandon Lewis said that UK proposals over the EU agreement could “break international law”.
Boris Johnson to announce Northern Ireland centenary plans today
A Centenary Forum and Centenary Historical Advisory Panel will be created.
UK to introduce five-year cut-off point in bid to end re-investigations into soldiers who served in NI
The plans will deliver on the government’s promise to protect its former soldiers.
NI secretary Brandon Lewis pays tribute to 'brilliant predecessor' Julian Smith
Smith was sacked as NI secretary during the Cabinet reshuffle.
Brandon Lewis named new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
He succeeds Julian Smith who was sacked today.