Former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab admits that he never read the Good Friday Agreement

Ladies and gents, he was responsible for negotiating with the EU.

Earlier this week, former Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was giving evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and during a line of questioning, he revealed that he has never read the Good Friday Agreement (Belfast Agreement).

The MP for Esher and Walton said that: “Um, I haven’t sat down and started at the beginning and gone through it. But of course at various points of the negotiations when issues have been raised, it has been an important opportunity to delve into the different aspects very carefully”.

“But of course at various points of the negotiations when issues have been raised, it has been an important opportunity to delve into the different aspects very carefully.”

He added: “It’s not like a novel, you sit down and say ‘do you know what, over the holidays, this is a cracking read’.”

The Good Friday Agreement, also know as The Belfast Agreement, helped to bring an end to The Troubles in Ireland after it was signed almost 20 years ago on 10 April 1998.

The international treaty established a cross-community consensus for peace and the future direction of the region after 30 years of brutal conflict between republicans and unionists.

And now the agreement plays a crucial role in shaping the terms of the Northern Ireland backstop arrangement as part of Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

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