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As Brexit approaches, the two nations should work together to maximise the benefit for all, writes Brandon Lewis

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis meets with Taoiseach, Micheal Martin (left) in Stormont House, Belfast

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis meets with Taoiseach, Micheal Martin (left) in Stormont House, Belfast

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Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis meets with Taoiseach, Micheal Martin (left) in Stormont House, Belfast

Life will never be quite the same for any of us after 2020.

When Boris Johnson appointed me Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in February, I was honoured to be given a chance to take forward the huge advances which have been made in Northern Ireland.

After a three-year absence of devolved government, the New Decade, New Approach deal struck in January 2020 ensured Northern Ireland politics was in a positive place; a place of hope.