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Brexit and Northern Ireland: former party leaders give evidence

21 March 2017

Continuing its inquiry into Brexit: devolution, the EU Committee hears from former First Minister of Northern Ireland, Lord Trimble, former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, Mark Durkan MP, and former leader of the Alliance party and Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly, Lord Alderdice, on the impact of Brexit on Northern Ireland.


Tuesday 21 March in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster, at 4.05pm

  • Lord Trimble
  • Lord Alderdice
  • Mark Durkan MP


Topics covered in the meeting include:

  • The political, economic and legal implications for Northern Ireland, and the other devolved nations, of the Brexit model that the UK Government is pursuing
  • The impact of the current political situation in Northern Ireland on its interests being represented in Brexit negotiations
  • Implications of Brexit on the Irish land border
  • Which EU competences should be transferred to the devolved administrations
  • Whether it is possible for the nations and regions of the UK to have differentiated terms of exit from the EU, or whether a uniform approach is the only viable solution

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