Tory MP Confirms Plan To “Break Law” On Brexit Plan

Politico Europe reports:

U.K. government plans to backtrack on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement will break international law, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told the House of Commons Tuesday.

The Financial Times reported Monday that sections of the Internal Market Bill, due to be published Wednesday, will override sections of the divorce deal Prime Minister Boris Johnson struck with the EU last year.

Asked by fellow Tory MP Bob Neill to reassure the House that there were no plans to break international law, Lewis sparked bemusement on all sides when he said the plans will “break international law in a very specific and limited way.”