Heaton-Harris say new deal will deliver ‘long term change that Northern Ireland needs’

Speaking in the House of Commons this afternoon, Northern Ireland secretary Chris Heaton Harris said the newly negotiated deal between the DUP and the UK government will deliver the “long term change that Northern Ireland needs”.

He said: “With this package, it’s now time for elected representatives in Northern Ireland come together to end the two years of impasse and start work again in the interests of the people who elected them.

“The Right Honourable Member for Lagan Valley [DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson] was clear this week that this depended on the government demonstrating its commitment to the Union and just in not just word, but in deed. And that is exactly what we will do”.

He added: “It is time to build on the progress of the last 25 years. Today we have presented a plan which will deliver the long term change that Northern Ireland needs”.

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