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North must get executive going or lose its voice in Brexit talks


Chloe Smith said that the main parties needed to get back round the table Peter Nicholls for the TimesNorthern Ireland needs to re-establish its executive so that it can have a voice in Brexit talks, a British government minister has told politicians. Speaking at a British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly plenary in Liverpool yesterday, Chloe Smith, the UK Northern Ireland minister, said time to restore the devolved government was running out. Ms Smith spoke at the meeting in place of James Brokenshire, the secretary of state for Northern Ireland, who was in Belfast for talks. “In order to make real progress with prosperity in Northern Ireland we need a functioning, effective devolved government,” she said. “A devolved government that can contribute to the important discussions about how the UK will leave the EU, alongside the devolved governments in Scotland and Wales.”She said that it…


Source: The Times October 16, 2017 23:03 UTC


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