Category: News

  • Lib Dems Support for Alternative Vote

    Lib Dems Support for Alternative Vote

    Nick Cleggs’ support for alternative vote (AV) system is a betrayal of those who have worked for many years for electoral reform. AV is no fairer than first past post and will reinforce sectarian voting patterns in Northern Ireland. For those of us who have campaigned for electoral reform and a fair electoral system Cleggs […]

  • Farmers and DARD Must Foot £60 Million Penalty from Europe

    Farmers and DARD Must Foot £60 Million Penalty from Europe

    WILSON SAYS FARMERS AND DARD MUST FOOT THE £60 MILLION PENALTY FROM EUROPE The Assembly Member says that the Department of Agriculture and farmers who submitted false subsidies claims must foot the £60 million penalty from Europe. Green Party Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “Inaccurate claims should have been spotted by the Department of Agriculture […]

  • Three Polls on One Day is Not On

    Three Polls on One Day is Not On

    Brian Wilson MLA says that the announcement by the BBC that the referendum on the alternative vote system will be held on the 5 May 2011 means that the Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland must look again at the date for the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. At present the local government elections and the […]

  • End of Local Government Reform

    End of Local Government Reform

    Assembly member Brian Wilson has welcomed the decision not to press ahead with the review of local government which would have reduced local councils from 26 to 11. Mr. Wilson MLA said: “I have long argued that the reasons for this change no longer stack up. While the review to date has lasted nine years […]

  • Health & Safety Investigation at City Airport

    Health & Safety Investigation at City Airport

    The Assembly Member has called on the Environment Minister to start making the George Best Belfast City Airport publically accountable for damage caused to the local environment by calling for a Departmental led health and safety examination of its operation. Brian Wilson said: “Several months ago a low flying aircraft allegedly caused damage to a […]

  • Defer Public Expenditure Cuts Until Next Year

    Defer Public Expenditure Cuts Until Next Year

    The Assembly Member has called on the Minister of Finance Sammy Wilson to defer any cuts in public expenditure until next year. Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “It is clear from the recent predictions by the Ulster Bank Quarterly Economic Review that Minister Wilson should take up the option of deferring cuts offered by the […]

  • PPS 21. A Charter for Developers & Speculators

    PPS 21. A Charter for Developers & Speculators

    Brian Wilson warned that the new order PPS 21 on rural planning permission will drive a coach and horses through any sensible rural planning and creates so many loop holes that it will prove to be a free for all and a charter for developers and speculators. Assembly member Brian Wilson said: “PPS 21 has […]

  • Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector

    Jobs in Renewable Energy Sector

    Assembly member Brian Wilson has congratulated the renewable energy company Kingspan Renewables after they announced 160 jobs. Mr. Wilson MLA said: “This demonstrates the potential for new jobs within the green economy as we have been pointing out through the Green New Deal over the past few years. These jobs are particularly welcome as they […]