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Boris Johnson faces rebellion over Brexit powers that breach international law

BBC, 15 Sep 2020
The prime minister Boris Johnson has faced scathing criticism in the House of Commons - and from five former prime ministers - as he tried to persuade MPs to back his controversial Internal Market Bill.

The new law would override part of the the UK’s withdrawal agreement with the European Union — a deal agreed by Boris Johnson himself last year.

The House of Commons is voting on the bill, with a growing number of Conservatives refusing to back the government.

David Cameron has become the latest former prime minister to criticise the plans.

Boris Johnson claims the bill could be needed in order to “ensure the integrity of the UK's internal market”, particularly in relation to the movement of goods between Britain and Northern Ireland.

Huw Edwards presents BBC News at Ten reporting by political editor Laura Kuenssberg.

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