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The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) campaigned for a REMAIN vote in the EU referendum.  It played an active part in both the Labour Remain campaign and the Stronger IN campaign.

The referendum result for Leave is not one that we as Labour Party members welcome, or one which the majority of citizens in Northern Ireland have voted for.   Here in Northern Ireland, our choice was always more complex as communities, friends, culture and family cross a border.

Regardless of the result, Labour will continue to seek to work with others in building fairness and justice.  Labour will never retreat to narrow inverted politics. In Labour we will not blame, as others do, those most vulnerable or powerless.

We will look outward and play our full role in the world. We will embrace the future with all its challenges.  Labour remain committed Internationalists and will seek to promote a new Europe, a reformed Europe.

The leave vote was fuelled by an electorate who feel threatened and insecure. We must now build an alternative vision that can challenge the failed politics here and deliver optimism and hope for communities abandoned by Tory austerity and economic failure.

 

Boyd Black
 
Secretary LPNI

24.06.2016
 
M: 07715045985

 

Press statement issued on behalf of the Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) following the result of the EU referendum.

The Labour Party in Northern Ireland (LPNI) campaigned for a REMAIN vote in the EU referendum.  It played an active part in both the Labour Remain campaign and the Stronger...

Fermanagh and Tyrone Labour Party gives full support to the "Hands off Enniskillen Library" campaign.

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Chair of Fermanagh and Tyrone Labour Party, Damien Harris, today called for support for a protest at Enniskillen Library this Saturday.

"Enniskillen Library has already suffered at the hands of the Tory austerity agenda enforced by Sinn Féin and the DUP. Two years ago the Library opening hours were cut from 54 hours to 50, and now again the opening hours are being cut.

It is not only opening hours that are disappearing. When I was in my early teens living in Roslea I was a constant user of the Mobile Library that visited our village. In fact I can even remember the first books I borrowed from the Mobile Library! I will come as a shock to few to discover that the great Mobile Library service that once existed in this County is a shadow of it's former self. I was horrified when I recently learned of the proposed suspension of the Mobile Library services during the busy summer period and would strongly urge Libraries NI to reconsider this decision.

Our Library plays a vital role in our community. It not only offers the traditional services expected from a Library, but our Library plays host to numerous community groups and organisations who will also be impacted by the proposed changes to opening hours.

We must "stand up, not stand by" now. I call on all members of the Labour Party in Fermanagh, on all progressives and on everyone across this County of ours who values our Public Library, to join a protest at Enniskillen Library on Saturday June 25th at 1pm. We must stand together in solidarity to defend our Public Library."

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Hands off Enniskillen Library!

Fermanagh and Tyrone Labour Party gives full support to the "Hands off Enniskillen Library" campaign.

At a recent meeting of Irish DiEM25 activists in Dublin the movement's co-founder,Yanis Varoufakis had a clear message for citizens in Northern Ireland contemplating how to vote in the upcoming EU Referendum. His firm assertion was vote REMAIN.

 

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Phil Kelly Labour Party NI/DiEM25 with Yanis Varoufakis DiEM25 co-founders Brian Eno & Yanis Varoufakis with Peter Dynes
Labour Party NI/
DiEM25

 

Varoufakis warned at a time when Europe is disintegrating under the weight of austerity and its democratic vacuum, our movement is needed to bring democrats together from across the continent.

 

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Yanis Varoufakis  with Peter Dynes
Labour Party/DiEM25
Phil Kelly discusses the EU Referendum
with Yanis
Varoufakis

 

The message is clear that the UK is best served voting REMAIN, staying in the EU and fighting for the creation of a social Europe; a dynamic Europe; a peaceful Europe; an open Europe; a sustainable Europe.

PRESS RELEASE: Belfast DiEM25; @Diem25Belfast ; @Diem25Ireland

Peter Dynes LABOUR PARTY NI/DiEM25                   Phil Kelly LABOUR PARTY NI/DiEM25

Join DIEM25: https://diem25.org/join-us/

 

 

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At a recent meeting of Irish DiEM25 activists in Dublin the movement's co-founder,Yanis Varoufakis had a clear message for citizens in Northern Ireland contemplating how to vote in the upcoming...

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