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NI Assembly approves motion calling on UK to `honour' Brexit commitments
A motion has been passed in the Northern Ireland Assembly calling on the UK government to "honour its commitments" regarding the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

MLAs also agreed that Westminster should ensure the "rigorous and full implementation" of the Northern Ireland protocol, "prioritise peace and stability" and "work to secure a future economic partnership with their EU colleagues".

The Internal Market Bill, which is making its way through the House of Commons, threatens to override parts of the protocol, the part of the Brexit withdrawal agreement designed to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland.

The motion, put forward by Sinn Féin, was passed with 48 in favour and 36 against. It was supported by the SDLP, Alliance and other smaller parties, but opposed by the DUP and the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).

Proposing the motion in the Assembly, Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson said the UK government was "driving a coach and horses through strands one, two and three of the Good Friday Agreement".

"Britannia waived the rules," she said.

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