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Westminster debate lacks spark as the fight to end Irish Sea border goes on

Suzanne Breen



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'Contributions by Zoom from offices and living-rooms just don't pack the same punch as those made by MPs in the bearpit of the Commons' chamber when the whites of ministerial eyes are just a few feet away.'  (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

'Contributions by Zoom from offices and living-rooms just don't pack the same punch as those made by MPs in the bearpit of the Commons' chamber when the whites of ministerial eyes are just a few feet away.' (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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'Contributions by Zoom from offices and living-rooms just don't pack the same punch as those made by MPs in the bearpit of the Commons' chamber when the whites of ministerial eyes are just a few feet away.' (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

Parliament's debate on the Northern Ireland Protocol was a pale imitation of the oratory that prevailed the last time that unionists felt their constitutional future was in jeopardy.

Contributions by Zoom from offices and living-rooms just don't pack the same punch as those made by MPs in the bearpit of the Commons' chamber when the whites of ministerial eyes are just a few feet away.

The tone was set when the debate opened from the home of the petitions committee chair, Catherine McKinnell, with a delightful vase of pink and red roses sitting behind her.


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