Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s Brexit speech in Northern Ireland

May says a fundamental belief in the union is part of her heritage as a Conservative.

But her unionism accepts the right of people in Northern Ireland to be Irish if that is what they want.


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May says she is in Northern Ireland to stress her commitment to the people there, to the Good Friday agreement, and to its successor agreements.

She says she she was 12 when the Troubles started, and 41 when the Good Friday agreement was signed. Her commitment to its is “unshakeable”.

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