The term “Northern Ireland” used at a Labor Party conference criticized by Sir Jeffrey Donaldson of the DUP
Conference documentation used at the Labor Party conference in Brighton referring to “Northern Ireland” has been criticized by DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson.
The event, due to be hosted by representatives of Sinn Fein on Sunday, references Labor’s Louise Haigh as “shadow secretary of state for Northern Ireland”.
The term “Northern Ireland” was also featured in the physical copy of the official Labor Conference guide, featuring a foreword by party leader Sir Keir Starmer, as well as in the party’s online lists.
The program refers to a side event to be held at the Sinn Fein conference on Sunday, titled ‘A Decade of Opportunity – Towards a Shared Ireland’.
South Down MP Chris Hazzard and Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady are listed as speakers at the event.
Sir Jeffrey told the Daily Telegraph that the description “demonstrates a lack of maturity on the part of Sinn Fein” which appeared to have been “overlooked” by Labor.
“I hope next time they will make sure NI receives its proper title,” he said.
“I know Louise Haigh very well and have worked closely with her – I know she has always described Northern Ireland with her own title and so I’m sure she wouldn’t have endorsed another one. Sinn Fein’s attempt to almost deny the existence of the place they are elected to represent.
According to the newspaper, it is understood that Ms Haigh did not sign the list, which was submitted by Sinn Fein.
Baroness Hoey, born in Antrim, former Minister of Labor, said: ‘I hope Louise Haigh will make it very clear that she is the fictitious Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and not for the North of Ireland. Ireland.
“I’m surprised it hasn’t been fixed, in the same way that if another country was poorly described, I imagine someone would correct it. I’m sure Sir Keir will want to correct this as soon as possible.
In July, Sir Keir said he would campaign for Northern Ireland to remain a member of the UK if there was a border ballot in his lifetime.
“Personally, as the leader of the Labor Party, I strongly believe in the UK and would like to make a strong case for a UK and I will,” he said at the time.
A Labor source told the Daily Telegraph: ‘Labor is fully committed to the historic Belfast / Good Friday deal, and to being an honest broker in Northern Ireland and actively engaging with the five major political parties that make up the Northern Ireland Executive.
Sinn Fein has been contacted for a response.
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