Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

10 Enero, 2018, 01:03 | Author: Earnest Bishop
  • Secretary for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire resigns

He was seen as a crucial minister at Stormont where the devolved Northern Ireland assembly is now suspended following a fall-out between the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and the pro-republican Sinn Fein.

Why did James Brokenshire resign from the Cabinet?

In a letter to the Prime Minister Mr Brokenshire revealed that he requires surgery for a lung condition.

May, Mr. Brokenshire stated in part: "As you know, over recent weeks I have been undergoing a number of medical tests on my lungs". Mr Brokenshire said in a statement.

There was an "urgent need" to restart stalled talks on the restoration of devolved government, he said.

The unexpected development will be regretted by the Government.

More news: Syrian army says Israel fired at Syria with jets, missiles
More news: Oprah at the Golden Globes: Is she running for president? She should!
More news: Copa Mx: Zacatepec vs Murciélagos, 9 de enero, En Vivo

"In addition, Minister Bradley will have to grapple with the swift development of a new Northern Ireland budget which will restore NI's public finances to a more sustainable footing". The power-sharing government was set up as a result of the 1998 Good Friday agreement, which brought to an end three decades of mostly sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland that claimed the lives of 3,500 people.

"His unwavering commitment - in public and in private - over the previous year to securing the effective operation of the devolved power-sharing institutions in Belfast has been hugely important", he said. If it is, it will be a testament to the quiet, understated but hugely valuable work of James Brokenshire.

Brokenshire, 50, said in a resignation letter to Theresa May that his health issues won't allow him to focus on his duties.

Mrs Bradley, MP for Staffordshire Moorlands, was formerly in the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is considered a close ally of Prime Minister Theresa May.

All ministers being appointed to posts in the Cabinet or having their existing positions confirmed are due to go to Downing Street to speak with Mrs May over the course of the day. "I trust James will have the surgery he needs and will make a full recovery", Arlene Foster, the Democratic Unionist Party Leader, said.

Recomendado:



Popular

Nuevas imágenes de Júpiter son reveladas por la NASA
Su misión actual está programada para continuar hasta julio, pero los científicos pueden proponer extenderla en ese momento. La sonda fue lanzada el 5 de agosto de 2011 desde el Centro Espacial Kennedy, en Florida.

Entre extremos climáticos, una buena noticia: la capa de ozono se recupera
En términos de dimensiones, la NASA informa que el agujero se ha visto reducido en cuatro millones de kilómetros cuadrados. Si la tendencia continúa se espera que en 2070 alcance los niveles de 1980.

Man pleads not guilty to killing his wife
In addition to founding Miss Trans America, she also produced the regional Miss Trans New England pageant (as well as others). Steele-Knudslien had recently posted on her Facebook about the "amazing" Christmas she shared with "hubby & great friends".

Razer's Project Linda is a Razer Phone-powered 13-inch laptop hybrid
That purported to do the same thing, though it was plagued by performance issues and it isn't as elegantly realised as this. In certain games, the phone can be used as a secondary screen and work like a companion app.

Samsung flags record 4Q profit but misses expectations
Preliminary revenue for the December quarter advanced 23.8 percent over the year to 66 trillion won (61.9 billion US dollars). Samsung Electronics' fourth-quarter sales were projected to have jumped 23.8 percent year-on-year to 66 trillion won.

Funcionario ruso acusa a EU de suministrar drones a terroristas
El análisis de los tres drones intervenidos ha demostrado que los terroristas pueden lanzar desde una distancia de unos 100 kilómetros.

BJP slams Rahul for 'irresponsible utterances' in Bahrain
Prasad questioned Rahul's silence on the killings of BJP and RSS workers in Kerala and Karnataka. He is at a two-day visit to Bahrain, his first foreign trip after becoming the Congress chief.

Walmart de México crece menos en 2017
El crecimiento de 2017 reflejó mayores montos en las compras promedio y un incremento en las transacciones, de acuerdo con Reuters .

Alejandro Hohberg renovó por todo el 2018 — Alianza Lima
El volante de Alianza Lima , Alejandro Hohberg , declaró que espera mejorar lo logrado el año pasado en un torneo internacional y hacer un buen papel en la Copa Libertadores .

Papua New Guinean rugby league player dies at 23
He had been due to travel to the United Kingdom next week in preparation for the start of the Super League season in February. He had been due to travel to the United Kingdom this week to fulfil his dream of playing first-grade rugby league in Britain.