Northern Ireland Budget Bill

Part of Miscellaneous – in the House of Commons at 8:01 pm on 13th November 2017.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 8:01 pm, 13th November 2017

Is it not the case that Sinn Féin has opted out since the Brexit decision? It has played on that decision, making a calculation that it will stay out of the Northern Ireland Assembly while playing up fears of a hard border and a hard Brexit to provoke talk about a border poll, which plays well to their constituency. However, as the Secretary of State has often said, there is not going to be a border poll because there is no evidence that people want to change the status of Northern Ireland.