European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:02 pm on 4th September 2019.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Independent, North Down 4:02 pm, 4th September 2019

I am enormously grateful to the right hon. and learned Gentleman for allowing me to intervene. Does he agree that it is very strange, to put it mildly—bearing in mind that the Republic of Ireland is our nearest EU neighbour, shares a land frontier with part of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland and is a co-guarantor of the Good Friday agreement—that if the Prime Minister has been so, so, so busy negotiating over this summer, as he claims, he has not actually found time to go to Dublin to meet the Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, and discuss any proposals that he might have? Is that not extraordinary?