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# Sammy Wilson

Last week
19th March 2023 - 25th March 2023
# windsor framework
SDLP may abstain on 'Stormont brake' vote, with Colum Eastwood saying it 'muddies the water'
The brake would allow a minority of MLAs at Stormont to formally flag concerns about the imposition of new EU laws in Northern Ireland.
This month
March 2023
# windsor framework
DUP will only sign up to Windsor framework if it 'safeguards the union', says Sammy Wilson
Wilson, an MP and the DUP chief whip, sharply criticised the ‘Stormont brake’ clause in the deal.
All time
# Swann song
Sammy Wilson branded ‘moronic fool’ over Christmas carol tweet on Covid
Ulster Unionist party leader Doug Beattie criticised the East Antrim MP for a tweet that singled out UUP Health Minister Robin Swann.
# Stormont
Polls and pandemics: How Northern Ireland's two leaders are facing defiance and disappointment
Both leaders have faced a difficult few weeks.
# going underground
DUP MP Sammy Wilson 'offering no excuse' after he was photographed not wearing a face mask on London Tube
Those caught not wearing a mask on public transport in London can face a £200 fine.
Brexit deal and Northern Ireland arrangements should be 'scrapped', says Sammy Wilson
The DUP MP appeared to contradict his party leader Arlene Foster.
# Shake Up
Jeffrey Donaldson replaces Nigel Dodds as DUP's Westminster leader
Meanwhile, Sammy Wilson MP has been elected as the DUP’s chief whip.
# Still saying no
DUP says voting against Brexit deal 'not the end of the game'
Arlene Foster wrote in the Belfast Telegraph that she was not looking for a ‘perfect’ deal.
# Tit for tat
DUP's Sammy Wilson accuses Irish govt of being 'hysterical' and 'self-centred' over Brexit
Wilson was criticising comments made by Tánaiste Simon Coveney in Stormont yesterday.
# Brexit
Sammy Wilson: 'We know the Irish; if you stand up to them, they will take you seriously'
The DUP’s Brexit spokesman made his comments on BBC Radio 4 this morning.
# dup says no
'Consequences were inevitable': DUP flexes muscles and votes against Tories in Brexit row
Sammy Wilson MP said that the decision was taken to show the party’s ‘displeasure’.
# Brexit spokesperson
DUP's Sammy Wilson regrets calling Leo Varadkar 'a nutcase'
Sammy Wilson has previously called the Taoiseach and his Tánaiste Simon Coveney “cynical, aggressive, green, and partisan”.
# Brexit
DUP's Sammy Wilson in scathing attack on 'cynical, aggressive and green' Varadkar and Coveney
The DUP MP says the pair have alienated unionists.
# Tír gan teanga
DUP MP says act for 'failing' Irish language would be discriminatory
Sammy Wilson says the language is in decline south of the border.
# Big claim
The DUP's Sammy Wilson told a US TV station that it's okay to compare Sinn Féin with ISIS
The MP said he agrees with the comparison.
# putting on a show
DUP MP says that public breastfeeding is "exhibitionism"
Sammy Wilson is against mothers breastfeeding their children in the House of Commons.
# Northern Ireland
DUP councillor in court over Republican parade Facebook comments
Ruth Patterson is contesting the charge of sending a “grossly offensive” electronic message.
# Talking tax
Ireland is "stealing" the UK's tax funds, according to NI finance minister
Safe to say we know what Sammy Wilson wants to see on the G8 agenda, then.
# Gay Marriage
Northern Ireland assembly rejects motion calling for same-sex marriage
The nationalist parties and three UUP members backed the motion, which was opposed by the two main unionist parties.
# Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland's new ministers confirmed in Stormont
Six of the ministries in the Northern Ireland Executive change party hands, as the DUP and Sinn Féin retain the prize positions.
# Terrorism
Police in Northern Ireland get extra £245m to combat terror threat
The move follows an increase in the threat from dissident republicans.
# UK Spending Review
Stormont recalled from break for emergency debate on cutbacks
The Northern Irish assembly abrupts its mid-term break to discuss George Osborne’s £4bn cut to the Stormont budget.