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This new Brexit committee sums up everything the government is still getting wrong about Northern Ireland

That the committee does not have a single MP from Northern Ireland shows the government is still unwilling to recognise the realities of Brexit

By Siobhán Fenton  

Traffic crossing the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland in the village of Bridgend, Co Donegal. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire/PA Images

This week, the House of Commons’ Committee on Exiting the European Union welcomed a new name and new set of faces. Now called the Future Relationship With The EU Committee, its new title is one of a number of symbolic shifts in parliament to reflect the UK’s new status outside of the EU. However, among the list of MPs appointed to the committee, there is…

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