Vara calls on politicians to use measured language when discussing Northern Ireland in relation to Brexit

30th January 2019

As the Brexit process progresses, Shailesh Vara calls on politicians to use measured language as recent events have shown the peace in Northern Ireland is clearly still fragile at times.

The recent events in Derry/Londonderry clearly showed that the peace we have in Northern Ireland is still fragile at times. Given that, does my right hon. Friend agree with me that, as the Brexit process progresses, it is crucial that politicians on both sides of the border and indeed in this House use language that is measured rather than inflammatory?

My hon. Friend makes a very important point. We all need to be careful in our language at this very fragile time.

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