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Brexit: Northern Ireland will be protected, claims Brokenshire

The Government will work to ensure the interests of Northern Ireland in the Brexit negotiations, Secretary of State James Brokenshire will make clear today.

In a major speech at the Conservative conference in Birmingham he will single out the issue of fears surrounding the Irish border.

Mr Brokenshire will say he has no doubt that the province can and will make a success of the UK-wide verdict to pull out.

"We will work to ensure that Northern Ireland's unique interests are protected and advanced. That's particularly the case when it comes to the land border with the Republic of Ireland and the Common Travel Area, which has served the UK and Ireland well for many decades."

The Northern Ireland Secretary will add: "Building a Northern Ireland that works for everyone also means making a success of the UK's democratic decision to leave the European Union. And I am in no doubt that Northern Ireland can and will. Northern Ireland has some world beating businesses, a hugely talented workforce, and a great entrepreneurial spirit."

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