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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
.@PaulaJaneB says awareness campaign will determine ultimate success of Organ Donation Bill. See more here - allianceparty.org/bradshaw_s…
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
Very excited to see this project launching, and looking forward to signing it as an Assembly candidate as soon as the pledge opens. Hoping all prospective MLAs will join me! #letstryUBI @UBILabNetwork @UBILabNI @allianceparty
🙅The pandemic has exposed the cracks in our current welfare system. 📝That is why we will be calling on all Stormont Assembly candidates to pledge to support a Basic Income trial in NI. 👉The pledge: ubilabnetwork.org/pledge-for… #NIPledgeForUBI
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.@Kelmba pays tribute to campaigners as legislation changed to fast-track financial support for terminally ill people. See more here - allianceparty.org/armstrong_…
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
Delighted that the Parental Bereavement Bill has passed through its final consideration stage. With the passage of this legislation we have moved pass the rest of the UK & have demonstrated the value of devolution. As my colleague @Kelmba said, this is compassion in legislation
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Disturbing figures, but sadly not surprising. Women feel vulnerable in public spaces - online and in real life - for good reason. That's why tomorrow, I'll be leading Consideration Stage of my Stalking Bill, which will also create a new offence for one-off incidents of abuse.
Less than 50% of women feel safe walking streets of NI, survey reveals belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/…
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The display of these flags in connection with the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday is deeply offensive. They need to be removed.
Parachute Regiment flags which appeared in Derry ahead of the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday are intended to "cause hurt" to survivors and loved ones of the atrocity, an MLA has said #premium irishnews.com/news/northerni…
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I have commented? I said I think it's wrong, depressing and clearly designed to cause pain to those who lost loved ones. They shouldn't have been put up and I hope community and civic leaders can get them removed.
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Naomi Long MLA retweeted
This #InternationalDayofEducation, we need to keep campaigning to break down all barriers to equal education opportunities for all.
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No. They didn't. And it wasn't.
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I didn't, Gareth. It was an accident, which I apologised for and Jamie accepted that. I would never mock anyone for that. Ever.
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Policing and justice are separate here in law. The police are accountable to the Board, not me. The Department's responsibilities are set out on the Department website: they're fairly extensive, including making new legislation and policy.
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I am, but I have no power to either direct the police or other departments.
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I agree. But there would need to be cross party agreement to change the law to make that possible. The FICT Commission tried and sure their efforts were suppressed for 2 years and then released without a single action or recommendation. Some just do not want deal with this.
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Released after two years with no action plan, no way forward, nada. That's the problem: we can never get parties to agree how to deal with flags, posters, murals, and so on even though they are a blight on people's lives.
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Replying to @gtmag10 @GaelUlaidh
Some may be: they might contravene the Roads Order, but that's likely a civil issue rather than criminal in most cases. It only becomes criminal in that case if you are fined and don't pay or there's a breach of the peace. We need clearer laws on this, but there's no agreement.
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I have no power to do so. I can't direct the police or other Departments to act. In many cases these are civil trespass rather than criminal offences, so the police role would be to support the property owner if they removed them. We need a better way to deal with this issue.
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The PSNI are only one of a few bodies who have a role in this depending on circumstances. Police usually only intervene if there is a breach of the peace. And I have read the report & commented: it didn't say it was a few bad apples or minimise it. I accept the findings.
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It depends: mostly, they are trespass related issues which are civil not criminal matters. We have tried for years to get a proper structure in place to address flags flying on lampposts, and define who should take the lead, but mostly people shy away from even discussing it.
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I am, yes. But I have no power to direct the removal of flags from the property of other departments or to direct the police to take any action, as they are operationally independent of my office.
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No. I'm not, I'm afraid. I have no powers to direct the police or Department for Infrastructure (where they are on lampposts) to remove them. We have tried to address illegal flying of flags, but few parties are willing to engage about it.
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