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Eastwood: Spotlight allegations cannot be swept under the carpet

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood has said that the revelations contained in Tuesday’s BBC Spotlight programme raise serious questions for both the DUP and Sinn Féin. Mr Eastwood said that the corruption of our politics over the last 10 years was continuing to seep out. The DUP and Sinn Féin were jointly responsible - it was their government, it was their status quo and they were up to their necks in it.
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Attwood: Time to grow and animate Belfast’s St Patrick’s Day festival

SDLP Cllr Tim Attwood has called on Belfast City Council to develop a strategy to grow and animate the annual St Patrick’s Day Festival rather than stopping the St Patrick’s Day concert in Custom House Square.
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Durkan: Regulatory framework needed for medicinal cannabis

SDLP Health Spokesperson Mark H Durkan MLA has said that parties should work together to construct a regulatory framework for the use of medicinal cannabis to treat chronic conditions.
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Hanna: No deal is the worst deal

SDLP Brexit Spokesperson Claire Hanna MLA has described Theresa May’s ‘no deal’ plans as a desperate attempt from an embattled Prime Minister to fight off critics. Ms Hanna said that a ‘no deal’ Brexit would represent the worst possible outcome for Ireland, Britain and Europe.
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SDLP: CCEA must take immediate action to address hurt and damage done to students

Speaking following reports that a number of students have expressed concerns surrounding irregular marking, SDLP MLAs Sinead Bradley and Colin Mc Grath said immediate action was required from CCEA.
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