Retaining Enhanced Protection

Part of European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – in the House of Commons at 2:15 pm on 17th January 2018.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 2:15 pm, 17th January 2018

Is not it essential that at some stage in these Brexit negotiations the Government legislate to protect the fundamental principles of the Good Friday agreement—the Belfast agreement? Those principles include freedom from discrimination, equality under the law and parity of esteem. They are fundamental principles—I could go on listing them, but I will not—so is it not essential that the Government protect them?