Brexit: Negotiations - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:23 pm on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Lord Liddle Lord Liddle Labour 5:23 pm, 20th November 2018

The Minister suggested to his noble friends that the Northern Ireland arrangement was temporary. Why then is it said in the political declaration that what is set out in the backstop is the basis for the future economic relationship between Britain and the EU? Can the Minister explain that inconsistency?