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Part of Points of Order – in the House of Commons at 9:41 am on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Conservative, Rayleigh and Wickford 9:41 am, 11th January 2019

The Home Secretary has said he could never contemplate anything that put Northern Ireland in a different position. Why then does the withdrawal agreement, in the backstop proposals, specifically do that and create a border down the Irish sea? The Government have pledged repeatedly that they would not even contemplate such a thing, but it is now in the agreement—in black and white—in the Ireland-Northern Ireland protocol.