@SDLPlive Leader | MP for Foyle | Social democracy | New Ireland | Derry | colum.eastwood.mp@parliament.uk

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One week out from #COP26, @sdlplive have launched our consultation on climate action. We want to hear your views on the climate emergency. Now is the time for action. Have your say here: sdlp.ie/climate_consultation
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What a fantastic achievement for @mariemccolgan and @michaelallen75. I’m delighted that your hard work and dedication to educating and inspiring our young people is being recognised far and wide. You’ve done our city proud.
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100% from @GordonBrown. Maybe we'll stop ignoring pretty basic science now.
Despite the repeated warnings of health leaders, our failure to put vaccines into the arms of people in the developing world is now coming back to haunt us. We were forewarned – and yet here we are. #VaccinEquity @guardian theguardian.com/commentisfre…
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
Just interviewed exPM @GordonBrown for tonight’s @BBCNewsnight who calls “hoarding”/wastage of vaccine by G20 nations “probably biggest international public policy failure of our times”… And says SA President @CyrilRamaphosa “rightly” feels “very let down” over vaccine promises
“Whatever happens to this particular variant, we’ve got to realise our failure to vaccinate the rest of world… is going to come back to haunt us.” Ex-PM @GordonBrown tells @FaisalIslam the new Covid variant is a “wake up call” for rich nations with surplus vaccines #Newsnight
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
DUP First Minister claims #Magee expansion is a legacy of City of Culture. FYI @paulgivan, student numbers have actually reduced since 2013 and your ministers have done zero in response❗️
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⚠️Take care this weekend as #StormArwen makes its way across the north west ⚠️
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
Now that this fantasy bridge is dead in the water, this money needs to be invested to improve our local infrastructure & public services.
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EU and British Government negotiators need to work hard to get a deal on the operation of the protocol over the line soon says SDLP Leader @ColumEastwood. It's time for political leaders to set aside the animosity and work together on health, education and public services.
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⚠️ There is a weather warning in place across the North as #StormArwen causes disruption today and tomorrow. Please take extra care when travelling and share these useful contact numbers with friends and family.
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Proud to support this compassionate amendment. Human beings shouldn’t have to risk their lives in open water to be reunited with their family. The British govt must show their humanity and act now.
UPDATE: this amendment has now been tabled by @timfarron @coyleneil @CarolineLucas & @joannaccherry. It is also supported by @KateOsamor & @columeastwood. Tory MPs interested in stopping small boat crossings shld look at this. The PM is leading you down a diplomatic dead-end.
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SDLP Deputy Leader and Infrastructure Minister @NicholaMallon has welcomed the formal recommendation that the Boris Bridge project should not proced. sdlp.ie/mallon_welcomes_conn…
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
I dont suppose @gordonlyons1 reads the Irish Times every day, but I hope he reads this today. More university places are needed, and they to be located in Derry.
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
UPDATE: this amendment has now been tabled by @timfarron @coyleneil @CarolineLucas & @joannaccherry. It is also supported by @KateOsamor & @columeastwood. Tory MPs interested in stopping small boat crossings shld look at this. The PM is leading you down a diplomatic dead-end.
NEW: MPs from Labour, SNP, Lib Dems & Greens are laying down an amendment to Borders bill calling for a new "humanitarian visa system" under which people who can give good reason for wanting to travel from France to UK (eg family links) can cross safely & apply for asylum here.
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
.@belfastcc issues legal advice to councillors on declaring their links to community groups following transparency concerns over Sinn Féin reps not declaring apparent interests as part of a £2m Covid support scheme. belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfa… @BelfastLive
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Dear Jesus
Conservative MP Nick Fletcher says Doctor Who being played by a woman has pushed young men into crime.
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SDLP South Belfast MP @ClaireHanna has said that heartless policies from the UK Government are forcing people seeking asylum to take unnecessary risks. sdlp.ie/hanna_heartless_gove…
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Exactly the result we were hoping for. Glad @ColumEastwood and @NicholaMallon showed persistent leadership on this, in spite of the abuse. Now we need a big push on the booster programme.
The introduction of a Covid-19 vaccine passport scheme in the North has led to a “quite remarkable” boost in the number of people coming forward for vaccination irishtimes.com/news/ireland/…
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Colum Eastwood retweeted
If you have done your own research and concluded that you will not get the Covid vaccine, I would suggest that you are really bad at research and probably shouldn't try doing any more of it.
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