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European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (6th Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:45 pm on 8th May 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Butler-Sloss Baroness Butler-Sloss Crossbench 5:45 pm, 8th May 2018

My Lords, I am the only member of my family unfortunately unable to get an Irish passport, and I very much resent it. I admire the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, for raising this issue, but I fear that my noble friend Lord Kerr has got it absolutely right. I wonder whether, when we have left, there will be any possibility of negotiating any sort of individual relationship for UK citizens with the European Union. That is my hope, but perhaps it is a faint hope. Much though I admire what the noble Lord, Lord Wigley, said, my noble friend Lord Kerr is absolutely right and there is no point in supporting this amendment.