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Echoing the comment made by the Welsh first minister Mark Drakeford (see 11.54am), the Sinn Fein leader in Northern Ireland, Michelle O’Neill, has accused Boris Johnson of “rank hypocrisy” over the peace process. In a statement she said:

It is rank hypocrisy for Boris Johnson to claim to be acting in the interests of the peace process claiming it will be damaged by the backstop.

In reality it is Boris Johnson’s reckless pursuit of a no-deal Brexit that is threatening to undermine the peace process.

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