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European Union (Withdrawal) Acts

Part of Prime Minister’s Statement – in the House of Commons at 11:25 am on 19th October 2019.

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Photo of Simon Hoare Simon Hoare Chair, Northern Ireland Affairs Committee 11:25 am, 19th October 2019

It is my assessment that the deal struck by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister accords with the Good Friday agreement. I think it presages a new golden age for relationships north and south of the border, which is to be welcomed. I congratulate the Government on adopting the stance of consent rather than veto—that reflects modern island-of-Ireland politics today.