MEP Mairead McGuinness

  • The incoming President of the European Commission has not wavered one centimeter on the Brexit backstop.

    That's the view of Fine Gael MEP for the Midlands Northwest Mairead McGuinness who was speaking after last night's vote in Strasbourg.

    Ursula von der Leyen got the backing of the European Parliament but only by a slim majority.

    Mairead McGuinness, the Vice President of the European Parliament insists when it comes to Brexit, Ursula von der Leyen is fully behind Ireland.

  • While a Brexit deal has been reached, it remains unclear whether it will be passed by the UK House of Commons.

    The EU and the British Government this morning signed up to a revised withdrawal agreement, but the DUP have said they will not consent to the deal.

    Midlands-Northwest MEP Mairead McGuinness - Vice President of the European Parliament  - says the new agreement needs to be approved both by the House of Commons and the European Parliament, so there's still a way to go....