MP calls for bilateral pact for Britain and Ireland in Brexit deal

The Irish government has since ruled out such a pact

18th December, 2016
British Labour MP Hilary Benn Pic: Getty

A senior British MP has called for a bilateral agreement between Britain and Ireland to be “wrapped up” in the Brexit deal.

British Labour MP Hilary Benn, who chairs the Westminster parliamentary committee on Brexit, said the European Union will need to appreciate the unique position of Ireland when Britain leaves the EU.

“I’m clear in my own mind that any deal has to recognise the particular and historic relationship between the United...

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