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James Brokenshire MP, Declan Kearney MLA, Owen Smith MP, Christopher Stalford MLA

Jonathan Dimbleby presents debate from the Braid Museum & Arts Centre, Ballymena, with James Brokenshire MP, Declan Kearney MLA, Owen Smith MP and Christopher Stalford MLA.

This week we're in Northern Ireland where Jonathan Dimbleby hosts the programme in front of an audience at the Braid Museum & Arts Centre in Ballymena. On the panel are Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Smith MP, Chairperson of Sinn Fein Declan Kearney MLA, and the DUP MLA for South Belfast Christopher Stalford.

Sitting together round the broadcasting table, while negotiations are still ongoing at Stormont, they discuss the new Conservative/DUP deal, whether that deal means the British government can remain "rigorously impartial" in negotiations as required by the Belfast Agreement, the proposal for an Irish Language Act by Sinn Fein and whether it's fair to refer to supporters of traditional marriage as dinosaurs?

Producer: Lisa Jenkinson.

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