The UK's Minister for Immigration states that she has never read the Good Friday Agreement 4 years ago

The UK's Minister for Immigration states that she has never read the Good Friday Agreement

She had quite the excuse too...

The Minister of State for Immigration in the UK, who is in charge of borders, has said that she has never read the Good Friday Agreement.

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Caroline Nokes, a Conservative Party politician who has been the Minister for Immigration since January of this year, made the statement in front of a House of Commons Northern Ireland Committee.

According to BBC, Nokes stressed that the agreement was "crucially important" but claimed that she was "probably giving birth" at that time that it was written.

Her admission came as she was being questioned on the current passport application processes for those in Northern Ireland.

When asked if she had read the Agreement, she said "No, no I haven't but I think 20 years ago I was probably giving birth."

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She justified her decision by saying "I've been immigration minister for five months."

Lady Hermon, an independent MP from North Down expressed shock at the minister's admission, asking "Given that you yourself haven't actually read the agreement, what level of awareness could we expect from other officials in your team?"

"Enormous", replied Nokes.