The Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion said:
“Today’s debate is a detached and pointless sideshow which has no relevance to citizens in the north.
“This British government with the support of the DUP has already shown their disregard for the impact of Brexit on the lives and livelihoods of the people of Ireland, north and south.
“They explicitly rejected protections for the Good Friday Agreement and are wedded to a delusional ‘frictionless’ border.
“The solution to the disastrous consequences of Brexit does not lie with hereditary peers in London.
“Special Designated Status within the EU is the only way to protect the democratic wishes of citizens in Ireland.”