Northern Ireland (Executive Formation and Exercise of Functions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:55 pm on 24th October 2018.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 3:55 pm, 24th October 2018

Let me remind the hon. Gentleman of a significant point that was made, in a very interesting speech, by Gavin Robinson—to whom, of course, I apologise for addressing him earlier as “you” instead of “the hon. Member”. [Laughter.] The significant point in that excellent speech was the indication given by a very senior Sinn Féin member that Sinn Féin had no intention whatsoever of abiding by the timescale and the deadline of 26 March next year. What would the hon. Gentleman and his party colleagues do if Sinn Féin drove through that deadline?