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No-deal Brexit would kill peace agreement, says Pound

Stephen Walker

BBC News NI political correspondent

The shadow Northern Ireland minister Stephen Pound has warned that the Good Friday peace agreement would be "dead" that if there is a hard Irish border watched by CCTV cameras after Brexit.

The Labour MP was speaking at a fringe event organised by Sinn Féin at the Labour Party conference in Brighton.

Stephen Pound
UK Parliament

"If you put a camera on a pole you create a target - you have to defend that," he said.

"If you defend that you then have to defend the defenders. And where are we? After that the Good Friday Agreement is dead."

His comments come after the Sinn Féin vice-president Michelle O'Neill said a vote on Irish unity should be held in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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