Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis appears to rule out Irish border poll

The Northern Ireland Secretary has appeared to rule out calling a border poll in the immediate aftermath of an historic Stormont election. Sinn Fein became the first nationalist or republican party to become the largest in the Northern Ireland Assembly with 27 seats, ahead of the DUP on 25. There...
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Brandon Lewis agrees to free agent deal with Tennessee Titans

Air Force senior wide receiver Brandon Lewis has signed as a 2022 National Football League free agent with the Tennessee Titans. He agreed to terms, pending contract and Secretary of Defense approval.  Lewis led Air Force in receiving with 20 catches for 600 yards and three touchdowns. He averaged a school-record 30 yards per catch The post Brandon Lewis agrees to free agent deal with Tennessee Titans appeared first on KRDO.

Brandon Lewis among MPs to give evidence at Grenfell Tower inquiry

Current and former MPs will give evidence at the Grenfell Tower inquiry amid union calls for politicians to be held to account.Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis will on Wednesday be the first politician appear as a witness at the inquiry, which is attended by bereaved family members and survivors of the 2017 blaze.Mr Lewis was a minister with responsibility for fire safety from 2016 to 2017.Stephen Williams, Lord Wharton and Gavin Barwell, all of whom were ministers with responsibility for building regulations in the run up to the disaster, will also appear, and former fire safety minister Lord Pickles.Matt Wrack,...

Northern Ireland Protocol ‘not sustainable’ in current format – Brandon Lewis

The Northern Ireland Protocol is “not sustainable” in its current format, Brandon Lewis has said.The Secretary of State said 200 businesses in Great Britain are not trading with Northern Ireland due to the post-Brexit trade arrangements.He also referred to supermarkets that do not have a store in the Republic of Ireland, which remains in the EU, going through the same checks as if they were moving goods across the border.“That is not sustainable. It’s not appropriate within the internal market in the UK, it’s certainly not what is going to be able to function for the benefit of the people...

Brandon Lewis welcomes ‘deserved’ apology for historical institutional abuse

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said “it is only right” that victims of historical institutional abuse will receive a formal apology in Stormont.The apology will be given by five Stormont ministers on behalf of the powersharing executive on March 11.A public apology was recommended in the final report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIAI), which was published five years ago.It will be followed by apologies from each of the institutions where systemic failings were found in the inquiry report.Speaking the House of Commons, Mr Lewis said: “It is only right that victims and survivors are now receiving a formal...

Brandon Lewis welcomes apology to abuse survivors

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has welcomed the apology victims of historical abuse will receive from political parties on Friday. Mr Lewis told the House of Commons "it was only right they are now receiving an apology for the abhorrent abuse they suffered". He added that for many years "voices...

Integrated education: Brandon Lewis suggests 'nudging and cajoling' needed

There may need to be "nudging and cajoling" for progress to be made on integrated education in Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis has suggested. Speaking to The Guardian, the Northern Ireland secretary said he wanted to see an acceleration in the number of schools opting for integrated status. Mr Lewis said...