James Brokenshire

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The best possible outcome is for locally elected politicians to make decision and be held accountable by a locally elected assembly that is the bedrock of the Belfast agreement.feedback
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Oct 18 2017
James Brokenshire has been quoted 30 times. The one recent article where James Brokenshire has been quoted is Northern Ireland power-sharing talks have stalled, says Brokenshire. Most recently, James Brokenshire was quoted as having said, “Setting a budget is a significant step along that glide path and if you do that, the landing gear starts to come down and the lights go on. We can't go on much longer with the way we are. That I say reluctantly... but time is marching on and I'm not going to pretend otherwise.”.
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Jun 08 2017 - Northern Ireland

It's still very, very early in the evening. It's too early in the night to be drawing conclusions.feedback

Apr 23 2017 - Northern Ireland

The consequences could have been utterly devastating and it shows them for what they really are.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Northern Ireland

I have already indicated that I will introduce legislation to set this year's regional rate to address the urgent need for rates bills to be issued by councils. In addition, I believe it is also right to introduce provisions that would enable an executive to be formed in early May should agreement be reached.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Northern Ireland

All the parties have been actively engaged and some further progress has been made, including on the formation of an executive and on legacy. There is, however, still a lack of agreement between the parties on a small but significant number of issues. The restoration of devolved government remains achievable, but more time and a more focused engagement on the critical issues are required. The parties will have a final opportunity after Easter to reach agreement, building on the discussions which have taken place over the past six weeks.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Northern Ireland

There are some key issues that do remain outstanding, therefore if we are to get the resolution that we need I think we need that sense of compromise and that sense of the bigger picture. I need to make decisions over the Easter period to bring legislation forward at Westminster, that is the timeline I am working to.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Northern Ireland

It is that Easter focus that I have on needing for me to take decisions and therefore to introduce legislation there afterwards so that we can get on with the job, get an executive back in place and, equally for me, if we don't see that, to start to make decisions about what further contingencies may need to be put into place.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Northern Ireland

The subjects that have been at issue are primarily in relation to Strand 1 under the Good Friday agreement structures, which have never been something outside parties have been directly engaged in. Obviously while we maintain contact with all interested parties it is about building bridges with all the parties [in Northern Ireland].feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Northern Ireland

We do not want to see a return to direct rule. But should talks not succeed in their objective, the government will have to consider all options. Following the Easter recess, it would be my intention at a minimum to bring forward legislation to set a regional rate to enable local councils to carry out their functions. In the absence of the devolved government, it is ultimately for the UK government to provide political stability and good governance.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Northern Ireland

I have spoken to the leaders of each of the main parties this afternoon and there is no appetite for any alternative. I'll be making a statement in Parliament tomorrow on the next steps. We now have a short window of opportunity to resolve outstanding issues and for an executive to be formed.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Northern Ireland

Everyone owes it to the people of Northern Ireland to grasp that and provide the political leadership and stability that they want.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Northern Ireland

I think there are a short few weeks in order to resolve matters. The reason I say that is because of the stark issue in relation to public services here in Northern Ireland and the lack of a budget having been set, and therefore it is the impact on public services on having an extended period that is very much at the forefront of my mind in terms of the responsibilities that we have as the UK Government to provide that assurance to the public here. We now have a short window of opportunity to resolve outstanding issues and for an executive to be formed.feedback

Mar 06 2017 - Northern Ireland

There is a limited window in which the assembly and executive can be restored.feedback

Mar 04 2017 - Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has made great strides forward over the past two decades. All of us must continue the work of building a stable, peaceful and prosperous Northern Ireland that works for everyone, based on the strong foundations of the Belfast agreement and its successors.feedback

Mar 02 2017 - Northern Ireland

The political process in Northern Ireland continues and my absolute intent and resolve is to see that we get devolved government back into place at the earliest possible opportunity and I'm not contemplating anything else.feedback

Jan 16 2017 - Northern Ireland

No one should underestimate the challenge faced to the political institutions here in Northern Ireland and what is at stake. I would strongly encourage the political parties to conduct this election with a view to the future of Northern Ireland and re-establishing a partnership government at the earliest opportunity after that poll. All must remain open to dialogue.feedback

May 26 2016 - Northern Ireland

We need to continue the reforms to reduce net migration from outside of Europe, which still maintains the majority (of new arrivals).feedback

Jan 21 2016

I have asked Home Office officials to look into this matter as a matter of urgency and report to me and to the Permanent Secretary.feedback

Jul 25 2012

Therefore, it is this collaborative approach that will help to deliver the robust safety and security plan that we have in place.feedback

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