Steve Aiken

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Steve Aiken said : "The operation of the Executive remains an issue and we have seen dysfunctionality continue in recent weeks and months. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If we were measuring progress on a balanced score card there would be far too many reds, with only a few up arrows - we should be doing much better. " External link

RTERadio Monday, January 11, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “The DUP need to make their mind up where they stand on this” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "On one hand they claim that they follow public health advice, but here they have been caught out blocking important public health guidance for shameful political reasons" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Once again Sinn Fein's attempts to play politics with a pandemic have rebounded on them. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken warned ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson's disastrous ‘leadership’ will have numerous untold consequences - ‘flexibility’ & ‘pragmatism’ aren’t some of them," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We urgently need to hear more than just bluster from the UK government on how they are truly going to protect Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market. Today’s statement just doesn’t cut it,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Despite the smoke and mirrors from the UK government what has been agreed does nothing other than kick the can down the road for another three months and create further uncertainty,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Despite the smoke and mirrors from the UK government what has been agreed does nothing other than kick the can down the road for another three months and create further uncertainty,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We urgently need to hear more than just bluster from the UK government on how they are truly going to protect Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market. Today’s statement just doesn’t cut it,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "We're well used to Edwin going off and undermining the overall health message," "But all of the Executive together should be working on getting the same message out. The most important thing we need to be doing is for the people of Northern Ireland, to make sure that our health service is not overwhelmed" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 30, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Michelle O Neill ) : “If this was Michelle from the Falls Road or the Shankill Road, rather than a senior Sinn Fein politician, I’ve no doubt that a very different approach would have been taken by the police” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This very important commitment to the security of our nation and also our allies allows the UK to start preparing for the very uncertain world in which we now live. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For someone who has claimed to cherish the United Kingdom he seems to take little care before he opens his mouth on the issue," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last" External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Lord Kilclooney's comments about US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris are reprehensible," "There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn`t the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 9, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

heraldscotland Monday, November 9, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn`t the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 9, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Derek Hussey ) : "Derek Hussey has apologised profusely for his actions. He has accepted that they were wholly wrong" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken asked : “Do you want to phone a friend?” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I apologise if I have embarrassed anybody, but, yet again, I state that this is about Northern Ireland and I am not taking any more lectures or being told that we are in a unique situation and then it being explained that we are not” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The NHS is quite rightly the source of great national pride within the UK and is the envy of many countries. Its central role has never been more evident than during the Covid pandemic. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I don’t think the virus recognises post codes, it doesn’t recognise gender, it doesn’t recognise religions, it doesn’t recognise political affiliation. Coronavirus is an equal opportunities killer” External link

irishtimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “If Edwin Poots feels so strongly in now opposing previously unanimous Executive decisions which his party endorsed, then he should do the honourable thing and consider his position as an Executive Minister,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 16, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The meeting provided the opportunity to raise a number of issues with the US Special Envoy, not least our concern and frustration at how a number of politicians are incorrectly misrepresenting the Belfast Agreement in the current Brexit withdrawal negotiations and completely ignoring the unionist position. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added ( about Ireland First ) : "We discussed the issue of state aid which is causing so much angst to Dublin as Brexit approaches, and highlighted the importance of the UK Government being able to support Bombardier and the local aerospace industry and how this must not be thwarted by Northern Ireland being subject to rulings from the European Court of Justice. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug, who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," “The PSNI should take resolute action in dealing with this threat and we should make sure that he has every available legal tool available to dismantle this criminal gang. "Whether it is threats against our Justice spokesperson or our Health Minister, there is no room in any democratic society for these threats of intimidation and violence” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," “The PSNI should take resolute action in dealing with this threat and we should make sure that he has every available legal tool available to dismantle this criminal gang. "Whether it is threats against our Justice spokesperson or our Health Minister, there is no room in any democratic society for these threats of intimidation and violence” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The United Kingdom cannot be seen to be repudiating an international treaty because where does that leave all the other international treaties, including the Belfast Agreement?" External link

bbc Monday, September 14, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about The UK ) : "The publication of this bill doesn't provide much comfort for those of us who consider the EU Withdrawal Agreement an awful document which attacks the foundations of the Belfast Agreement, undermines the integrity of the UK and leaves us in economic limbo" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We won`t be able to trade within our own country without jumping through legislative hoops dictated by the EU and meekly accepted by the Conservative government," External link

bbc Monday, September 7, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We won`t be able to trade within our own country without jumping through legislative hoops dictated by the EU and meekly accepted by the Conservative government," External link

bbc Monday, September 7, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Regrettably, the Assembly passed what is by any reckoning poor and badly thought-out legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Regrettably, the Assembly passed what is by any reckoning poor and badly thought-out legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Francie Molloy's comments have raised serious questions about Sinn Fein's commitment to the Belfast Agreement. Sinn Fein has spent years making public statements about the need to 'defend the Belfast Agreement' yet at the weekend, the Mid Ulster MP said that nationalists had been 'sold a pup' and described the Belfast Agreement as 'just a bluff'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We would like to go back and reset the relationship to three years ago where we had a respectful dialogue between north and south, between the Taoiseach and leader of the Ulster Unionists and various other parties. " External link

RTERadio Friday, July 17, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We would like to go back and to reset the relationship to three years ago where we had a respectful dialogue between north and south, between the Taoiseach and leader of the Ulster Unionists and various other parties. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It's good to see the new Taoiseach appreciating the reality of the situation rather than chasing the destabilising influences of a border poll. I would much rather that we rebuild relationships. We have always said that we want North-South, East-West relationships to work and we want to move away from the toxic relationships of the past. We should seek to use this as an opportunity to improve on what went before" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "relationships between unionism and the previous Government were at best patchy, and we now look forward to rebuilding a respectful and cooperative dialogue with the new administration" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 29, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "This is terrible news - our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this officer and also to all in the Garda" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 19, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We are steadily marching our way towards the end of June where unless some civil servant now decides that needs to be saved on the system they may indeed disappear. We don't know, because we haven't seen these emails, what else is out there," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added ( about The UK ) : “The public words of government ministers in the past haven’t matched their subsequent actions. It’s time they did,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Irish Sea border is now a certainty” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is unforgivable that we have ended up here,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is unforgivable that we have ended up here,” “For all the big talk and bluster, Northern Ireland will now have to deal with border control posts at our ports and airports” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Once again IRA victims will be left dismayed and angry by a judicial decision as Gerry Adams continues to lead what can only be described as a peculiarly charmed life at the hands of the British State" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Any decisions must be health-led and when those decisions are made, we will need to see as much detail published as possible so that the public and business community understand what will be happening at each stage of transition to what will be the ‘new normal’," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Having served in the Royal Navy for 30 years, it is somewhat ironic to return home to Northern Ireland and be threatened by so-called 'loyalists'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Having served in the Royal Navy for 30 years, it is somewhat ironic to return home to Northern Ireland and be threatened by so-called 'loyalists'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "We must stand up for freedom of speech and we cannot allow our hard fought principles of democracy to ever be undermined by threats of violence or intimidation" External link

independent-ie Monday, May 11, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "We must stand up for freedom of speech and we cannot allow our hard fought principles of democracy to ever be undermined by threats of violence or intimidation" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. "Until the R rate is reduced we must continue to keep staying home, keep protecting our NHS & above all, keep saving lives" External link

bbc Monday, May 11, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. "Until the R rate is reduced we must continue to keep staying home, keep protecting our NHS & above all, keep saving lives" External link

bbc Monday, May 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken described ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : “breaking the lockdown regulations is totally unacceptable, no matter who you are” “The rules are there to help save lives. Mike has made a huge mistake and he has accepted what he did was wrong. I have accepted his resignation as deputy chair of the committee for the Executive Office,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The lockdown rules are there to help save lives and the message remains the same: stay home, protect the NHS, save lives,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, April 6, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister" External link

irishmirror Monday, April 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

worcesternews Monday, April 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

yorkpress Monday, April 6, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

pressandjournal Monday, April 6, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister" External link

irishmirror Monday, April 6, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

thejournal Monday, April 6, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, April 6, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

thecourier Monday, April 6, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 6, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken told : “We cannot allow this kind of thing to happen,” External link

bbc Monday, April 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 6, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is well beyond time that Sinn Fein got the message and started working cooperatively for us all," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is another terrible blow to the whole McKee family. They have been caused untold and unwarranted suffering by criminals. It is well past time for those who stole Lyra's life away as a daughter, sister, aunt and partner to stop causing more pain and tragedy" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is another terrible blow to the whole McKee family. They have been caused untold and unwarranted suffering by criminals. It is well past time for those who stole Lyra's life away as a daughter, sister, aunt and partner to stop causing more pain and tragedy" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Robin Swan ) : "Before the first cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Robin Swann stated publicly that the health service needed £661m to address waiting lists and maintain the service. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "I can assure you that nobody from the Ulster Unionist Party is going to be involved in any conversation about a united Ireland - not now, not ever," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I can assure you that nobody from the Ulster Unionist Party is going to be involved in any conversation about a united Ireland – not now, not ever,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 6, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We need to actively engage with all sections of Northern Ireland's community to demonstrate that the Union is for everyone, irrespective of your religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin. Economically, socially and culturally, we are better together as one United Kingdom" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It's time for politicians of all backgrounds to concentrate on making Northern Ireland work and creating a better society for everyone, no matter what your political affiliation is. The results of the survey aren't surprising and underline the dangers of listening to political echo chambers" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “You’re given Scandinavian rates of taxation with southern European standards of health care and services,” “I just don’t know why people in the Irish Republic put up with it” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In Scotland, we have seen the SNP Finance Minister resign within hours of being engulfed in scandal, yet the same doesn't apply in Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 7, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Northern Ireland and the Union itself have already sustained enough collateral damage in the pursuit of an ideologically pure Brexit," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 31, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken wrote : "Now I didn't expect laser surgery today for a tear in my right eye," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We will consider this complex and far-reaching document carefully and consult widely within our party before making any further comments" External link

skynews Friday, January 10, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “This hostility will not be lost on unionists who are the subject of repeated entreaties to consider embracing Irish unity and who are constantly assured that all would be well. Actions really do speak louder than words,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Confidence in the electoral system is absolutely essential. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 20, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “For humanitarian reasons we need to have direct rule for our health service” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “For humanitarian reasons we need to have direct rule for our health service” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For too long, the DUP have been the sole voice of unionism in the House of Commons. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For too long, the DUP have been the sole voice of unionism in the House of Commons. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The best option is that we have a hung parliament and we have Ulster Unionists returned to the benches. And we will be able, at that stage, to negotiate whatever way it happens to be that we Remain,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We made a decision in North Belfast (to withdraw from the race). " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken explained : "There must be changes on how we do business here to make sure the mistakes of the past aren't replicated," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Northern Ireland will be torn away from its most important economic market - Great Britain" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works," External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart," "But Boris Johnson's activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected - which I hope he doesn't - he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the Union itself is under threat" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Sir George Hamilton and I have known each other for a very long time," "George and I have had lots of private conversations. He is not running for the Ulster Unionist Party in North Down" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 15, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Alan Chambers ) : "Alan Chambers is our candidate for North Down. [He] was our choice for Westminster. There was only one candidate's name in the frame for North Down," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 15, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken warned : "If the Conservatives' deal (on Brexit) goes through, Northern Ireland will, well and truly, be a place apart" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 11, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We all owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Lady Sylvia Hermon, not only for her service to North Down but to all of Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In a modern democracy no one should have to face threats, intimidation or coercion of any sort because of their involvement in the democratic process. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In a modern democracy no one should have to face threats, intimidation or coercion of any sort because of their involvement in the democratic process. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "just at the present moment in time, we are looking to make sure we have representatives across all of Northern Ireland" External link

bbc Friday, November 1, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "After voting for us, it's up to them to decide what they do next and who is best fit to represent them. We trust our electorate," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "At this stage of the process, it's simply not credible to believe that the economic and constitutional damage that will be done to Northern Ireland's place within the Union by the Prime Minister's deal will be undone by what is being proposed. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is horrific news - our thoughts and prayers are with these victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken told : "Everybody is not realising there needs to be another solution to what is in effect Northern Ireland becoming a place that is very separate," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken responded : "I supported remain to begin with. The democratic will of the people of the UK was that we were going to leave, the UUP looked to get a deal that worked for NI and also we need to make NI work again. That is what we pushed to do and that's what we tried to do... and that has evolved to having two borders including one down the Irish Sea" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken asked : "Given that this will be the starting point for negotiations with the EU, what else are the DUP prepared to give up in their pursuit of a deal with the EU? With one 'blood red line' already having been washed away - what else is up for grabs?" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If the DUP had a Brexit strategy to begin with it has been an absolute shambles. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 4, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If the DUP had a Brexit strategy to begin with it has been an absolute shambles. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 4, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "It is regrettable in the limited engagement between the two potential candidates for Prime Minister there was no clarity at all on the way ahead, either for the UK or indeed Northern Ireland, over the coming months on the crucial issue of Brexit. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken commented : "We simply do not know whether this purchase is a good thing or a disaster for local jobs and the Northern Ireland economy," "Bombardier is one of Northern Ireland's largest and most important employers. When it was announced earlier this year that the company had put its entire Northern Ireland operation up for sale it understandably caused serious concerns – not only for its direct workforce but also for the many thousands of other jobs that rely on it" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "As a matter of urgency, the public need to know what the potential exposure is to the public purse" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We knew that one of our relatives on the US side had been in the Army but didn't realise his history," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken says : "Babies' ears can be tested in a very easy, non-invasive way," "Healthy infant ears actually emit sounds in response to other sounds, called otoacoustic emissions. We use a special, tiny earphone with a microphone, play a sound and we can record if a sound comes back. The equipment is not expensive, and nurses can do it right in the hospital" External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken says : "Your postal code shouldn't determine access to services for newborn and infant hearing loss," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The news is a matter of considerable concern, not least for the 4,000 employees and their families" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 3, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "A no-deal will not work for Northern Ireland, it will not work for the United Kingdom, it will not work for the Republic of Ireland and it will not work for the EU," "We need to move on and he (the Taoiseach) and all the key people in this need to be much more pragmatic about what we are trying to do" External link

RTERadio Friday, February 8, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The UUP will take no lessons from anyone when it comes to the Belfast Agreement," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “These are exactly the type of highly-skilled manufacturing jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Arlene Foster won't want to be trying to sell a deal which contains an Irish Language Act and Gerry Adams will lose face if he tries to sell a deal which doesn't have one. Therein lies the problem," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT



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Steve Aiken said : "The operation of the Executive remains an issue and we have seen dysfunctionality continue in recent weeks and months. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, January 12, 2021 11:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If we were measuring progress on a balanced score card there would be far too many reds, with only a few up arrows - we should be doing much better. " External link

RTERadio Monday, January 11, 2021 8:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “The DUP need to make their mind up where they stand on this” External link

msn-uk Monday, January 4, 2021 2:46:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "On one hand they claim that they follow public health advice, but here they have been caught out blocking important public health guidance for shameful political reasons" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, December 28, 2020 10:02:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Once again Sinn Fein's attempts to play politics with a pandemic have rebounded on them. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, December 23, 2020 1:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken warned ( about Boris Johnson ) : "Boris Johnson's disastrous ‘leadership’ will have numerous untold consequences - ‘flexibility’ & ‘pragmatism’ aren’t some of them," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 13, 2020 11:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We urgently need to hear more than just bluster from the UK government on how they are truly going to protect Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market. Today’s statement just doesn’t cut it,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, December 10, 2020 5:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Despite the smoke and mirrors from the UK government what has been agreed does nothing other than kick the can down the road for another three months and create further uncertainty,” External link

guardian Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:47:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Despite the smoke and mirrors from the UK government what has been agreed does nothing other than kick the can down the road for another three months and create further uncertainty,” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, December 9, 2020 11:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We urgently need to hear more than just bluster from the UK government on how they are truly going to protect Northern Ireland’s place within the UK internal market. Today’s statement just doesn’t cut it,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, December 9, 2020 10:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : "We're well used to Edwin going off and undermining the overall health message," "But all of the Executive together should be working on getting the same message out. The most important thing we need to be doing is for the people of Northern Ireland, to make sure that our health service is not overwhelmed" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 30, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Michelle O Neill ) : “If this was Michelle from the Falls Road or the Shankill Road, rather than a senior Sinn Fein politician, I’ve no doubt that a very different approach would have been taken by the police” External link

msn-uk Tuesday, November 24, 2020 10:17:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This very important commitment to the security of our nation and also our allies allows the UK to start preparing for the very uncertain world in which we now live. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 19, 2020 11:48:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 9:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For someone who has claimed to cherish the United Kingdom he seems to take little care before he opens his mouth on the issue," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Sammy Wilson ) : "Sammy Wilson attempting to undermine a unionist minister in the middle of a pandemic is hitting a new low, even for the DUP. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 17, 2020 4:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last" External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, November 11, 2020 6:25:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Lord Kilclooney's comments about US Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris are reprehensible," "There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, November 10, 2020 10:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn`t the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

independent-ie Monday, November 9, 2020 10:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn't the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

heraldscotland Monday, November 9, 2020 8:02:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “There is simply no excuse for it. He should delete what he has said and apologise. This isn`t the first time he has done something like this, but it should be the last,” External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 9, 2020 7:24:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Derek Hussey ) : "Derek Hussey has apologised profusely for his actions. He has accepted that they were wholly wrong" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, November 4, 2020 11:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken asked : “Do you want to phone a friend?” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I apologise if I have embarrassed anybody, but, yet again, I state that this is about Northern Ireland and I am not taking any more lectures or being told that we are in a unique situation and then it being explained that we are not” External link

msn-uk Wednesday, October 28, 2020 10:50:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The NHS is quite rightly the source of great national pride within the UK and is the envy of many countries. Its central role has never been more evident than during the Covid pandemic. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 27, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I don’t think the virus recognises post codes, it doesn’t recognise gender, it doesn’t recognise religions, it doesn’t recognise political affiliation. Coronavirus is an equal opportunities killer” External link

irishtimes Sunday, October 18, 2020 6:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Edwin Poots ) : “If Edwin Poots feels so strongly in now opposing previously unanimous Executive decisions which his party endorsed, then he should do the honourable thing and consider his position as an Executive Minister,” External link

irishtimes Friday, October 16, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The meeting provided the opportunity to raise a number of issues with the US Special Envoy, not least our concern and frustration at how a number of politicians are incorrectly misrepresenting the Belfast Agreement in the current Brexit withdrawal negotiations and completely ignoring the unionist position. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added ( about Ireland First ) : "We discussed the issue of state aid which is causing so much angst to Dublin as Brexit approaches, and highlighted the importance of the UK Government being able to support Bombardier and the local aerospace industry and how this must not be thwarted by Northern Ireland being subject to rulings from the European Court of Justice. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 30, 2020 12:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug, who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, September 23, 2020 11:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," “The PSNI should take resolute action in dealing with this threat and we should make sure that he has every available legal tool available to dismantle this criminal gang. "Whether it is threats against our Justice spokesperson or our Health Minister, there is no room in any democratic society for these threats of intimidation and violence” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 6:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Doug Beattie ) : "That any criminal organisation thinks that it can interfere with the process of democracy is unbelievable, but for a public representative like Doug who has steadfastly stood up to violence and intimidation from all sectors across the globe, just underlines what a disgrace they are," “The PSNI should take resolute action in dealing with this threat and we should make sure that he has every available legal tool available to dismantle this criminal gang. "Whether it is threats against our Justice spokesperson or our Health Minister, there is no room in any democratic society for these threats of intimidation and violence” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 22, 2020 5:26:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The United Kingdom cannot be seen to be repudiating an international treaty because where does that leave all the other international treaties, including the Belfast Agreement?" External link

bbc Monday, September 14, 2020 6:00:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about The UK ) : "The publication of this bill doesn't provide much comfort for those of us who consider the EU Withdrawal Agreement an awful document which attacks the foundations of the Belfast Agreement, undermines the integrity of the UK and leaves us in economic limbo" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 9:44:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 4:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Nobody should be in any doubt that the Northern Ireland protocol is the worst of both worlds economically and constitutionally for Northern Ireland. It attacks the very foundations of the Belfast Agreement and should be amended. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, September 8, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We won`t be able to trade within our own country without jumping through legislative hoops dictated by the EU and meekly accepted by the Conservative government," External link

bbc Monday, September 7, 2020 12:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We won`t be able to trade within our own country without jumping through legislative hoops dictated by the EU and meekly accepted by the Conservative government," External link

bbc Monday, September 7, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Regrettably, the Assembly passed what is by any reckoning poor and badly thought-out legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:55:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Regrettably, the Assembly passed what is by any reckoning poor and badly thought-out legislation” External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:30:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Francie Molloy's comments have raised serious questions about Sinn Fein's commitment to the Belfast Agreement. Sinn Fein has spent years making public statements about the need to 'defend the Belfast Agreement' yet at the weekend, the Mid Ulster MP said that nationalists had been 'sold a pup' and described the Belfast Agreement as 'just a bluff'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:56:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We would like to go back and reset the relationship to three years ago where we had a respectful dialogue between north and south, between the Taoiseach and leader of the Ulster Unionists and various other parties. " External link

RTERadio Friday, July 17, 2020 12:07:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We would like to go back and to reset the relationship to three years ago where we had a respectful dialogue between north and south, between the Taoiseach and leader of the Ulster Unionists and various other parties. " External link

RTERadio Thursday, July 16, 2020 8:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It's good to see the new Taoiseach appreciating the reality of the situation rather than chasing the destabilising influences of a border poll. I would much rather that we rebuild relationships. We have always said that we want North-South, East-West relationships to work and we want to move away from the toxic relationships of the past. We should seek to use this as an opportunity to improve on what went before" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, July 9, 2020 10:34:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "relationships between unionism and the previous Government were at best patchy, and we now look forward to rebuilding a respectful and cooperative dialogue with the new administration" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, June 29, 2020 10:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about An Garda Siochana ) : "This is terrible news - our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this officer and also to all in the Garda" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, June 19, 2020 10:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We are steadily marching our way towards the end of June where unless some civil servant now decides that needs to be saved on the system they may indeed disappear. We don't know, because we haven't seen these emails, what else is out there," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 11, 2020 5:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added ( about The UK ) : “The public words of government ministers in the past haven’t matched their subsequent actions. It’s time they did,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, May 20, 2020 10:18:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Irish Sea border is now a certainty” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is unforgivable that we have ended up here,” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is unforgivable that we have ended up here,” “For all the big talk and bluster, Northern Ireland will now have to deal with border control posts at our ports and airports” External link

irishtimes Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Once again IRA victims will be left dismayed and angry by a judicial decision as Gerry Adams continues to lead what can only be described as a peculiarly charmed life at the hands of the British State" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, May 14, 2020 10:11:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Any decisions must be health-led and when those decisions are made, we will need to see as much detail published as possible so that the public and business community understand what will be happening at each stage of transition to what will be the ‘new normal’," External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 7:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Having served in the Royal Navy for 30 years, it is somewhat ironic to return home to Northern Ireland and be threatened by so-called 'loyalists'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 5:10:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Having served in the Royal Navy for 30 years, it is somewhat ironic to return home to Northern Ireland and be threatened by so-called 'loyalists'. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 12, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "We must stand up for freedom of speech and we cannot allow our hard fought principles of democracy to ever be undermined by threats of violence or intimidation" External link

independent-ie Monday, May 11, 2020 4:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "We must stand up for freedom of speech and we cannot allow our hard fought principles of democracy to ever be undermined by threats of violence or intimidation" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 1:57:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. "Until the R rate is reduced we must continue to keep staying home, keep protecting our NHS & above all, keep saving lives" External link

bbc Monday, May 11, 2020 10:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, May 11, 2020 9:51:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is our strong belief that now is not the time to change the message or direction. "Until the R rate is reduced we must continue to keep staying home, keep protecting our NHS & above all, keep saving lives" External link

bbc Monday, May 11, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken described ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : "Many grassroots Ulster Unionist members think that Mike should resign his seat immediately. " External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, May 5, 2020 12:55:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Mike Nesbitt ) : “breaking the lockdown regulations is totally unacceptable, no matter who you are” “The rules are there to help save lives. Mike has made a huge mistake and he has accepted what he did was wrong. I have accepted his resignation as deputy chair of the committee for the Executive Office,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The lockdown rules are there to help save lives and the message remains the same: stay home, protect the NHS, save lives,” External link

irishtimes Sunday, May 3, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, April 6, 2020 8:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister" External link

irishmirror Monday, April 6, 2020 7:51:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

worcesternews Monday, April 6, 2020 7:11:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

yorkpress Monday, April 6, 2020 6:46:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 6, 2020 5:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

pressandjournal Monday, April 6, 2020 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister" External link

irishmirror Monday, April 6, 2020 5:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

thejournal Monday, April 6, 2020 4:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

wandsworthguardian Monday, April 6, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

thecourier Monday, April 6, 2020 3:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated Health Minister” External link

chesterfirst Monday, April 6, 2020 3:05:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken told : “We cannot allow this kind of thing to happen,” External link

bbc Monday, April 6, 2020 2:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It is utterly despicable that threats that were blatantly intimidating and sectarian were made against our exceptionally hard-working and dedicated health minister” External link

irishexaminer Monday, April 6, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It is well beyond time that Sinn Fein got the message and started working cooperatively for us all," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, April 3, 2020 10:49:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 4:23:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 11:12:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Despite the current challenges of Covid-19, the RHI report potentially represents the most significant critique of the last 10 years of DUP/Sinn Fein misrule. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "Hopefully, the report will lead to a fundamental change in the culture of government. However, we have seen little willingness so far that the main protagonists are prepared to embrace badly needed reform" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 13, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is another terrible blow to the whole McKee family. They have been caused untold and unwarranted suffering by criminals. It is well past time for those who stole Lyra's life away as a daughter, sister, aunt and partner to stop causing more pain and tragedy" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 1:58:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is another terrible blow to the whole McKee family. They have been caused untold and unwarranted suffering by criminals. It is well past time for those who stole Lyra's life away as a daughter, sister, aunt and partner to stop causing more pain and tragedy" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, March 12, 2020 2:20:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Robin Swan ) : "Before the first cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in Northern Ireland, Health Minister Robin Swann stated publicly that the health service needed £661m to address waiting lists and maintain the service. " External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "I can assure you that nobody from the Ulster Unionist Party is going to be involved in any conversation about a united Ireland - not now, not ever," External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, March 7, 2020 12:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “I can assure you that nobody from the Ulster Unionist Party is going to be involved in any conversation about a united Ireland – not now, not ever,” External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, March 6, 2020 6:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We need to actively engage with all sections of Northern Ireland's community to demonstrate that the Union is for everyone, irrespective of your religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin. Economically, socially and culturally, we are better together as one United Kingdom" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "It's time for politicians of all backgrounds to concentrate on making Northern Ireland work and creating a better society for everyone, no matter what your political affiliation is. The results of the survey aren't surprising and underline the dangers of listening to political echo chambers" External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, February 19, 2020 11:24:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “You’re given Scandinavian rates of taxation with southern European standards of health care and services,” “I just don’t know why people in the Irish Republic put up with it” External link

irishtimes Thursday, February 13, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In Scotland, we have seen the SNP Finance Minister resign within hours of being engulfed in scandal, yet the same doesn't apply in Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, February 7, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Northern Ireland and the Union itself have already sustained enough collateral damage in the pursuit of an ideologically pure Brexit," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, January 31, 2020 8:09:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken wrote : "Now I didn't expect laser surgery today for a tear in my right eye," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We will consider this complex and far-reaching document carefully and consult widely within our party before making any further comments" External link

skynews Friday, January 10, 2020 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “This hostility will not be lost on unionists who are the subject of repeated entreaties to consider embracing Irish unity and who are constantly assured that all would be well. Actions really do speak louder than words,” External link

irishtimes Wednesday, January 8, 2020 9:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Confidence in the electoral system is absolutely essential. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, December 20, 2019 5:52:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “For humanitarian reasons we need to have direct rule for our health service” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “For humanitarian reasons we need to have direct rule for our health service” External link

wandsworthguardian Wednesday, December 18, 2019 10:03:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 5:22:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 12:33:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

thecourier Sunday, December 15, 2019 1:36:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

thecourier Saturday, December 14, 2019 2:52:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

thecourier Friday, December 13, 2019 7:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For too long, the DUP have been the sole voice of unionism in the House of Commons. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 12, 2019 11:42:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "For too long, the DUP have been the sole voice of unionism in the House of Commons. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 12, 2019 3:29:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The best option is that we have a hung parliament and we have Ulster Unionists returned to the benches. And we will be able, at that stage, to negotiate whatever way it happens to be that we Remain,” External link

newstatesman Wednesday, December 11, 2019 4:09:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We made a decision in North Belfast (to withdraw from the race). " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken explained : "There must be changes on how we do business here to make sure the mistakes of the past aren't replicated," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 5, 2019 11:37:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Northern Ireland will be torn away from its most important economic market - Great Britain" External link

bbc Wednesday, December 4, 2019 6:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works," External link

TheScotsman Tuesday, December 3, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

worcesternews Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:28:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, December 3, 2019 5:13:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “Our grid system is collapsing, we need to reinvest in the grid, we need to look significantly at how we look at the renewable fixed market for energy, we need to actually have an energy strategy that works,” External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, December 3, 2019 4:32:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart," "But Boris Johnson's activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected - which I hope he doesn't - he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the Union itself is under threat" External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:34:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 1, 2019 8:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

yorkpress Sunday, December 1, 2019 7:30:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

irishexaminer Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

wandsworthguardian Sunday, December 1, 2019 4:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

pressandjournal Sunday, December 1, 2019 3:39:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : “We really need to get back to the future and the Belfast Agreement, and make sure we have proper power sharing, not power apportionment” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “The DUP on October 2 agreed to a border down the Irish Sea, that allowed Boris Johnson to march in with his withdrawal deal and if the withdrawal deal goes through, Northern Ireland will well and truly be a place apart,” “But Boris Johnson’s activities are not just affecting Northern Ireland, they are affecting the entirety of the United Kingdom, and he is probably going to be the first prime minister if he gets re-elected which I hope he doesn’t he is going to be the first prime minister that comes back in a situation where the future of the union itself is under threat” External link

chesterfirst Sunday, December 1, 2019 2:19:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 10:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 9:20:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "He must intervene and place the local health service into special measures," "The day to day response to the crisis must then come under the oversight of a new board put in place by the Government. The precedent is regularly set across the rest of Great Britain" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 29, 2019 8:17:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

wandsworthguardian Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:54:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

pressandjournal Tuesday, November 26, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

southwalesargus Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “As our waiting lists continue to grow with close on, by some reckoning, 300,000 people on the waiting lists in Northern Ireland, our health system is in an absolute crisis,” External link

chesterfirst Tuesday, November 26, 2019 9:15:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

pressandjournal Saturday, November 23, 2019 1:00:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

chesterfirst Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:06:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Sir George Hamilton and I have known each other for a very long time," "George and I have had lots of private conversations. He is not running for the Ulster Unionist Party in North Down" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 15, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said ( about Alan Chambers ) : "Alan Chambers is our candidate for North Down. [He] was our choice for Westminster. There was only one candidate's name in the frame for North Down," External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 15, 2019 2:04:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken warned : "If the Conservatives' deal (on Brexit) goes through, Northern Ireland will, well and truly, be a place apart" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 11, 2019 10:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “It would be a momentous time to assume the leadership of any political party but now, for unionism, for those that are pro-union, and those that just believe in Northern Ireland, it has never been more important for the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) to be ready to go out and fight for what is right for our nation” External link

belfasttelegraph Saturday, November 9, 2019 2:50:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We all owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Lady Sylvia Hermon, not only for her service to North Down but to all of Northern Ireland. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, November 7, 2019 11:01:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In a modern democracy no one should have to face threats, intimidation or coercion of any sort because of their involvement in the democratic process. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "In a modern democracy no one should have to face threats, intimidation or coercion of any sort because of their involvement in the democratic process. " External link

belfasttelegraph Monday, November 4, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "there will be no pacts with the DUP under my leadership" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, November 1, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "just at the present moment in time, we are looking to make sure we have representatives across all of Northern Ireland" External link

bbc Friday, November 1, 2019 3:23:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "After voting for us, it's up to them to decide what they do next and who is best fit to represent them. We trust our electorate," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:35:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "At this stage of the process, it's simply not credible to believe that the economic and constitutional damage that will be done to Northern Ireland's place within the Union by the Prime Minister's deal will be undone by what is being proposed. " External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "This is horrific news - our thoughts and prayers are with these victims" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 24, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken told : "Everybody is not realising there needs to be another solution to what is in effect Northern Ireland becoming a place that is very separate," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken responded : "I supported remain to begin with. The democratic will of the people of the UK was that we were going to leave, the UUP looked to get a deal that worked for NI and also we need to make NI work again. That is what we pushed to do and that's what we tried to do... and that has evolved to having two borders including one down the Irish Sea" External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken asked : "Given that this will be the starting point for negotiations with the EU, what else are the DUP prepared to give up in their pursuit of a deal with the EU? With one 'blood red line' already having been washed away - what else is up for grabs?" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, October 8, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If the DUP had a Brexit strategy to begin with it has been an absolute shambles. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 4, 2019 6:42:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "If the DUP had a Brexit strategy to begin with it has been an absolute shambles. " External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, October 4, 2019 10:27:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "It is regrettable in the limited engagement between the two potential candidates for Prime Minister there was no clarity at all on the way ahead, either for the UK or indeed Northern Ireland, over the coming months on the crucial issue of Brexit. " External link

belfasttelegraph Wednesday, July 3, 2019 9:59:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken commented : "We simply do not know whether this purchase is a good thing or a disaster for local jobs and the Northern Ireland economy," "Bombardier is one of Northern Ireland's largest and most important employers. When it was announced earlier this year that the company had put its entire Northern Ireland operation up for sale it understandably caused serious concerns – not only for its direct workforce but also for the many thousands of other jobs that rely on it" External link

northernirelandnews Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken added : "As a matter of urgency, the public need to know what the potential exposure is to the public purse" External link

belfasttelegraph Tuesday, June 25, 2019 4:59:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "We knew that one of our relatives on the US side had been in the Army but didn't realise his history," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, June 6, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken says : "Babies' ears can be tested in a very easy, non-invasive way," "Healthy infant ears actually emit sounds in response to other sounds, called otoacoustic emissions. We use a special, tiny earphone with a microphone, play a sound and we can record if a sound comes back. The equipment is not expensive, and nurses can do it right in the hospital" External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken says : "Your postal code shouldn't determine access to services for newborn and infant hearing loss," External link

medicalxpress Wednesday, May 8, 2019 3:40:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The news is a matter of considerable concern, not least for the 4,000 employees and their families" External link

belfasttelegraph Friday, May 3, 2019 9:43:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "A no-deal will not work for Northern Ireland, it will not work for the United Kingdom, it will not work for the Republic of Ireland and it will not work for the EU," "We need to move on and he (the Taoiseach) and all the key people in this need to be much more pragmatic about what we are trying to do" External link

RTERadio Friday, February 8, 2019 11:36:00 PM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "The UUP will take no lessons from anyone when it comes to the Belfast Agreement," External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, January 31, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : “These are exactly the type of highly-skilled manufacturing jobs which Northern Ireland simply cannot afford to lose,” External link

belfasttelegraph Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:41:00 AM EAT

Steve Aiken said : "Arlene Foster won't want to be trying to sell a deal which contains an Irish Language Act and Gerry Adams will lose face if he tries to sell a deal which doesn't have one. Therein lies the problem," External link

belfasttelegraph Sunday, October 29, 2017 8:36:00 PM EAT



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commander8.70%EN03/04/201704/03/2017
antrim ulster unionist assembly candidate4.35%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
unionist assembly candidate4.35%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
ulster unionist assembly candidate4.35%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
south antrim ulster unionist assembly candidate4.35%EN02/02/201702/02/2017
member17.39%EN01/24/201724/01/2017
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spokesman8.70%EN11/07/201607/11/2016
colleague4.35%EN09/19/201619/09/2016
economy spokesperson8.70%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
spokesperson8.70%EN08/12/201612/08/2016
Names Lang Count
Steve AikenEN100.00%


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