The Alternative Arrangements Commission Report

Since the defeat of the May-Barnier agreement for the third time in March 2019, I have been the co-Chairman of the independent Alternative Arrangements Commission, working tirelessly on a set of proposals that all sides could agree on to replace the Northern Ireland Backstop. The Backstop has been the biggest hindrance to a deal passing through the House of Commons. I have travelled to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland no less than 5 times, meeting with businesses and politicians from across the political spectrum. In August, I wrote an Evening Standard article on my proposals here:


The full report of my proposals can be found here:


A shorter Executive Summary of the report can be found here: