Amendment 2

Part of Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report – in the House of Lords at 4:30 pm on 17th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord Goldsmith Lord Goldsmith Labour 4:30 pm, 17th July 2019

We all hope that the Minister receives a call next week, whether from Mr Johnson or Mr Hunt. We want to see him back in that place. But does he not agree that for the people of Northern Ireland, whom I know—although maybe not as much as the Minister—because I was Attorney-General for Northern Ireland for six years, the consequences of a no-deal Brexit, which have been widely described as so damaging, would be just as bad for them as for the rest of the United Kingdom?