What has Carla Lockhart been up to today?
Carla Lockhart is MP for Upper Bann and a member of the Democratic Unionist Party party.
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@DUPonline Member of Parliament for Upper Bann #deliveringforyou contact:- firstname.lastname@example.org or my office 02838 310088
24 hours after going public with my campaign,the announcement of mileage increase above 3500 miles is a small step forward, but healthcare workers are still being shortchanged.Must be looked at again,and clarity given on timescale for new rate being reimbursed must be given.
In conversation with @carlalockhart MP 🙌
#iwill ambassador Tim sat down with his local MP Carla Lockhart to discuss the #PowerOfYouth, particularly how volunteering from a young age can benefit young people and society in the long-run 👊
Watch it here 👉https://youtu.be/xmsPjOT8r98
Peace activist Rev Chris Hudson and former director of the Northern Ireland Civil Service Dr William Beattie Smith both add to claims thst Irish Foreign Minister @simoncoveney is one of the reasons the Irish government currently has terrible relations with Unionists
Fantastic to see the @rafredarrows do a fly over Banbridge for #ArmedForcesDay. Great credit to the organisers for all the effort in making this happen. Our armed forces deserve the most recognition for the part they have, and do play, in keeping us safe.
Best seats in the house: What today’s flypast at #Banbridge in Northern Ireland looked like from @RAFRed10’s jet. Our flying photographer, SAC Abigail Drewett, and Red 10, Squadron Leader Graeme Muscat, combine their skills and talents to get brilliant aerial imagery.
The #RedArrows were honoured to perform a flypast to mark #ArmedForcesDay as part of an event at Banbridge in Northern Ireland this afternoon. Image by Circus 10, SAC Abigail Drewett, flying with @RAFRed10. #AFDNI2022
Nothing at all to say on this being sung at this event. Let’s hear some condemnation of it. Do you condemn the singing of pro IRA songs at the event?
Will you meet with victims of IRA violence?
Where are the Scottish media on this?
The most telling thing to emerge from the Martin Compston video is the silence from those in positions of power who were faster than Usain Bolt out the blocks to give their tuppence worth when the fake video involving Rangers players emerged.
The murders of these two community police officers
in cold blood was horrendous . These families don’t get headlines like some selective campaigns for justice. There are likely people in Sinn Fein who know who carried out this atrocity. #TimeForTruth https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/families-of-slain-ruc-officers-vow-to-fight-on-for-justice-41757865.html
Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. Did you know 2.7 million older people are affected by it in the U.K. We are supporting Hourglass the only UK charity dedicated to ending abuse and promoting safer ageing for all.
You can read more : https://www.wearehourglass.org/ #WEAAD2022
The speed and aggressive reaction of the European Union to the “threat” of British sausages or flower seeds entering Northern Ireland stands in stark contrast with their cowering to Putin on Ukraine.
Despite the best efforts of Nationalism/Republicanism&their Alliance Party friends to stop any changes to the Protocol, today is recognition that our voice is being heard. We will take time to consider it in detail. It must now become law, or in reality, it is worthless!
If the Protocol offers “clear economic advantages with unique access to two markets” presumably SF will now shelve their fantasy United Ireland project as that would, by proxy, disadvantage Northern Ireland and remove this?
The unilateral actions of Boris Johnson are utterly reckless. It is clearly a breach of International Law. The impact on our businesses & economy could be colossal. The pro-protocol parties have jointly written to Boris Johnson today to firmly reject his legislation and approach
The Irish Govt has been tone deaf to the concerns of Unionists in Northern Ireland, using the threat of violence to strong arm others to their view. Not one Unionist representative in Northern Ireland supports the Protocol which flies in the face of the consent mechanism.
Spoke with @trussliz.
UK Govt now proposing to set aside Int Law, reject a partnership approach, ignore majority in NI & deliberately ratchet up tension with an EU seeking compromise.
We remain open to dialogue to find agreement but his approach adds to instability & is no fix.
I have been liaising with the police on the evacuation of Dickson Primary School this morning.
Outrageous that the children’s school day is disrupted by this nonsense.
Thank you to the Police,Principal and staff for their control of it and @Glenavon_FC for accommodating them.
Personified everything that was good about Northern Ireland football and led us to two World Cups. All others are judged by his standards.
A great loss particularly to his close family and friends who are in our thoughts and prayers. #GAWA
Breaking | Billy Bingham, the legendary manager who led Northern Ireland to the 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals, has passed away aged 90.
You know how Sinn Féin like to highlight how parties vote on motions they’ve put forward?
Well, today their MEP (along with the usual suspects) voted against supporting Ukraine’s accession to the EU.
They’re no friend to Europe and certainly no friend to Ukraine.
Staggering to support a man who committed such awful atrocities. The name was Yvonne Dunlop. McElwee murdered a young woman in Ballymena in front of her 9 year old son. She was burnt alive. This savagery is what Sinn Fein still laud. He chose to die. Yvonne Dunlop did not.
Thomas McElwee joined the Hunger Strike 41 years ago today. He was only 23. RIP
Huge thanks to @carlalockhart for supporting @homestartuk & @JohnLewisRetail panel on #sharingthejuggle - do we need a radical rethink of how society and business support parents?' Your support is greatly appreciated. #BecauseChildhoodCantWait
The M1 is currently closed westbound at junction 13 at Loughgall due to an overturned lorry. Diversions are in place and motorists are advised to seek an alternative route for their journey if possible.
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Life as we know it would have been so different had it not been for those who fought for our freedoms in both World Wars.
It laid the foundations for the Allied victory which culminated on VE Day.
Her Majesty, as ever, in tune with the mood of the nation. We will never see the likes of her again but are so blessed to have her as our Monarch. The little Paddington cameo was superb #PlatinumJubilee #GSTQ
“I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.”
As the #PlatinumJubilee weekend draws to a close, Her Majesty has sent a thank you message to all those who have marked her 70 years as Queen.
Brilliant by Her Majesty, and Paddington! 👏 #PlatinumJubilee
When Paddington Bear takes tea with the Queen. Exquisite. One to watch on repeat (and finally after 70 years we find what the Queen keeps in her handbag…)
Protestant who died 4wks ago
Graffiti on walls.
The song words changed when he died to....
"He's a Bastard, an Orange Bastard his name is Jimmy Bell
And now he's dead, & now he's dead"
This link is original Sectarian lyrics sung by a child in Belfast
The statements from @duponline & the Orange Order are well & good,but they have created & tolerated this culture of supremacy & inflamed their support. “Crocodiles”, “our enemies” “those who denigrate our culture”, “poofs”, “perverts”, opposition to the peace process, Brexit etc https://twitter.com/JoeBrolly1993/status/1533008396894588929
This matter should never have been brought before the Council chamber, and why? Because it should have been dealt with by the Club, it is absolutely appalling that no apology or acknowledgement of wrong was done by a Club with members who openly and .....
If you're in central London during the Platinum Jubilee festivities, you'll see the Palace of Westminster lit up in red, white and blue 🇬🇧
We're illuminated in the colours of the Union Flag to celebrate the 70th year of The Queen's reign.
So very wrong. Not sure what they think this achieves other than to hurt a family who lost a loved one. Whilst it was a small number in the room it should have been stopped by others.
Anger expressed over social media video mocking death of Co Tyrone woman Michaela McAreavey https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/anger-expressed-over-social-media-video-mocking-death-of-co-tyrone-woman-michaela-mcareavey-41716579.html?cachebuster=1654239469813
Earlier with @carlalockhart I had the humbling experience of spending time in the company of Adam Watson in Banbridge. Adam is 9 and has leukaemia. His courage and humour are inspiring. He has created a charity to support others. Let’s support him https://www.mbroidery.co.uk/bpositive
Delighted to welcome minster @ConorBurnsUK and @carlalockhart to our home to meet Adam and discuss issues around Childhood Cancer. #timeforchange
What an historic milestone for Her Majesty, The Queen. She is already the longest serving monarch in our nations history and the 1st to celebrate a #PlatinumJubilee An example of graceful dignity, and ever present beacon of light and service in our lives. #GodSavetheQueen
Today marks 100 years since the formation of the Royal Ulster Constabulary. We are forever thankful for them. 302 officers lost their lives. Many had life changing injuries. Husbands, wives and children also carried the burden of their loved ones service. #RUCGC
It was great to welcome @carlalockhart to our build site Banbridge, where our first recycled aggregate trial in Northern Ireland is underway.
We’re expanding our network in the local area to bring our gigabit broadband service to tens of thousands more homes.
Find out more ⬇️
This is superb 👏👏 #PlatinumJubilee
This is an unusual photo:
Images of the Queen from each decade of her reign have been projected on to Stonehenge to mark the #PlatinumJubilee
Reprehensible and devoid of humour. Would this cartoonist mock Arabs, Ukrainians, Israelis in the same way? Of course in a united Ireland we are told this mindset would change and the 12th of July would be able to take place in Dublin. Unionists are not going to fall for it!
Via @ianknoxcartoon @irish_news
This type of caricature would cause outrage if it were targetted at any other community.
We can all clearly see through the anti-Unionist hatred and bias in much of our local media, even when they try spin it off as comedy. https://twitter.com/politicsIN/status/1530089534817542145
Via @ianknoxcartoon @irish_news
You’ve really got to wonder why, if this is so beneficial to Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein are campaigning to remove NI from this with a divisive referendum.
Acccess to both markets via the protocol is promoting growth and profitability in our local economy 👇 https://twitter.com/ManufacturingNI/status/1528663968377626624
On days like this the case for Northern Ireland being part of the United Kingdom is self evident. I think it was @AugheyArthur who said something to the effect the facts of political life in Northern Ireland are unionist. https://twitter.com/RaoulRuparel/status/1529794662256500738
Excellent package of measures. Well targeted at those that need it most. Using fiscal headroom from existing tax increases but also going for windfall tax strikes right balance. Narrative finally shifting to Govt doing everything it can to help in face of extraordinary pressures https://twitter.com/RishiSunak/status/1529790556695674881
People like Coveney and Richmond would be safer not so obsessed with Northern Ireland but representing their constituents. They are wrong pretty much every time they speak - it’s bending facts, right out of the SF playbook.
@RepRichardNeal @simoncoveney @VirginMediaNews Coveney also adds that the idea of cross-community consent (as cited by the UK and the DUP) under the GFA applies to devolved matters, not to issues controlled by Westminster. Points out that a majority of MLAs are pro-protocol, and there was no cross-community support for Brexit
The leader of the United States delegation, Congressman Richard Neal who will be coming to lecture us about our sovereignty.
Their opinion on the Protocol should be taken with a lot more than just a pinch of salt👇🏻
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After the week they have had this was a mighty effort. What a performance. Well done to the famous Glasgow Rangers, Scottish Cup Winners 2022 ⚽️ 🏆 #ScottishCupFinal #WATP
Good to see the latest attempts to demonstrate how the Irish Language is for everyone… https://twitter.com/BonesMacD/status/1527992740751065090
The laughter of our children
Very sad news for a family locally this morning. Thankful to the emergency services for their response. Anyone with any info please come forward to the PSNI.
Detectives have launched a murder investigation
It would appear that the intensity of calls to unilaterally rewrite Stormont’s rules to allow the Assembly and Executive to function without crosscommunity support is of a different order of magnitude in the last 2 weeks than it was for the 3 years SF prevented Stormont working.
These would be very welcome steps to help at a time of a global cost of living crisis. BUT because of the NI Protocol Northern Ireland couldn’t benefit from some of them. The Protocol exacerbates costs in NI. How’s that rigorous implementation working?
Raise Universal credit, cancel the National insurance rise, suspend VAT on fuel, end the threat of higher business taxes, cut Council tax. These are necessary to ease the squeeze and to stop future job losses.
Delighted to welcome Harry and Wilson to Westminster to celebrate the 10th year of the McDonald’s Progressive Young Farmer programme, which makes sure the next generation are prepared to succeed in the world of food and farming. #ProgressiveYoungFarmer
Best wishes to @RangersFC and their supporters this evening in the Europa League Final. Tens of thousands have travelled to Spain. No doubt all will be cheering a British win. Regardless of the outcome it has been a fantastic achievement 💙 #UELfinal #MakeUsDream #WATP
👊 IT'S FINAL DAY 👊
🏆 @EuropaLeague #UEL
🏟️ Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan
⏰ 20:00 (UK)
Make Us Dream. Come on #RangersFC 💙
Welcome steps proposed by the Foreign Secretary. We now need to see action. We have heard promises before. The GB market is by far the most important market for NI business.