PM to publish edited version of Brexit withdrawal agreement – follow live
The government will publish legislation which would override elements of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal with Brussels and breach international law on Wednesday.
Downing Street has insisted changes in the Internal Market Bill were simply “limited clarifications” to protect the Northern Ireland peace process if they failed to secure a trade deal with the UK.
But the Northern Ireland secretary, Brandon Lewis, sparked a furious reaction when he admitted to MPs on Tuesday that the legislation would breach international law in a “very specific and limited way”.
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