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Progress through peace Northern Ireland 20 years after 'The Agreement'

"There is no reason whatsoever why we should not be able to exit both the customs union and the single market, whilst maintaining frictionless trade not only north-south in Northern Ireland, but with the rest of continental Europe as well", Johnson said.

"I am also looking forward to speaking on Thursday at an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement reflecting on twenty years of peace in Northern Ireland".

Mr Hannan said his objections to the Good Friday Agreement (GFA) "were not on orange or green grounds but on democratic grounds".

In December the United Kingdom and the European Union reached a deal on Brexit which specifically referenced the Good Friday Agreement.

The attack on the Good Friday agreement started at the weekend after an article by Hannan in the Telegraph.

Northern Irish secretary Karen Bradely, who was die to make a statement to MPs returning to the Commons on Tuesday, insisted she would consider "all options" and "do all I can to try and get devolved government back into Stormont because I believe that is the best thing for the people of Northern Ireland".

Conservative Party lawmaker Owen Paterson, himself a former secretary to Northern Ireland, also tweeted earlier this month that the Good Friday Agreement had "outlived its use".

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Nearly immediately his retweeting of the article was branded "beyond irresponsible" by shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer.

"Brexit is emphatically not a threat to peace in Northern Ireland". "Having been NI Secretary, you can't really mean it, can you?" "In a wider view, it is also essential to recognize and continue work to advance the peace, reconciliation and transformation in relationships that the Good Friday Agreement has enabled over the last twenty years".

"Those institutions are now experiencing severe strain; the imposition of a hard Brexit carries with it the potential to dismantle the architecture of our peace process".

"On the Peace Process and Northern Ireland, I will be emphasizing to our friends and partners in the USA that all with responsibilities and influence should continue to work to protect the progress that has been achieved".

"While there may be occasions in which you may need to provoke people I would not do it for the sake of setting up a cabinet committee".

"That is exactly what this government will be spelling out in the course of the coming negotiations", he added.

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