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Part of Points of Order – in the House of Commons at 11:16 am on 11th January 2019.

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Photo of Mike Gapes Mike Gapes Labour/Co-operative, Ilford South 11:16 am, 11th January 2019

As somebody who was involved in negotiating the Good Friday agreement, I regard the backstop as an essential guarantee of that agreement and of long-term stability in Ireland. Although I disagree with the Government’s position for the reasons that my hon. Friend is setting out, the backstop is not the problem. The problem is with the future framework and other things.