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Image copyright PA Media Image caption Tony Blair and Sir John Major have joined critics opposing the government’s proposed Internal Market Bill Former prime ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major have urged parliament to reject Boris Johnson’s “shameful” attempt to override parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. The PM has said the European Union …

Image copyright EPA Boris Johnson has urged Conservative MPs to back his plan to override part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. In a Zoom call with around 250 of them, he said the party must not return to “miserable squabbling” over Europe. The EU has warned the UK it could face legal action if it …

LONDON — The United Kingdom has come under fire at home and abroad for saying it is prepared to break international law by breaching the terms of a treaty governing its departure from the European Union. And senior Democrats have warned that the U.K.’s actions on Brexit could jeopardize hopes for a free trade deal …

LONDON: Britain’s government on Tuesday admitted that it may break international law by not applying parts of its Brexit divorce deal relating to Northern Ireland, as a top legal adviser quit, reportedly over the plans. The developments clouded the resumption of already tense talks with the European Union on a future trade agreement after Britain …

Brandon Lewis, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, made the comment Tuesday in response to a question concerning legislation to be published on Wednesday, which critics fear would alter the contents of the Brexit deal that Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with the European Union last autumn. The comment came one day after the …

Friends and former colleagues of the government lawyer Sir Jonathan Jones said his resignation suggested he had been put in an intolerable position, with a cabinet minister admitting the government intended to break the law. Jones resigned on Tuesday, giving no reason in his departure email to colleagues, but Whitehall sources and former colleagues said …

LONDON — Bellicose threats to walk away from the bargaining table. Defiant assertions of British sovereignty and promises not to become a “client state” of Europe. Ominous talk of a hard border rising again across Ireland. Seven months after Britain exited the European Union, its negotiations with the bloc over a permanent trade agreement have …

Image copyright EPA The UK’s chief Brexit negotiator has said the government is not “scared” of walking away from talks without a trade deal ready to come into force in 2021. David Frost told the Mail on Sunday the UK would leave the transition arrangement – which sees it follow many EU rules – “come …

The latest negotiations in Brussels on an EU-UK trade and security deal have broken up early, with the EU’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, complaining of a lack of respect and engagement by the British government. The two sides ended the week’s talks – the first held in person since February – a day ahead of …

I was on a public Zoom call last week with senior Conservative MPs who have decided to get tough on China. Until last year the default Tory position on China was ‘it’s a market, fill your boots’. The soul-searching started when it became clear that the UK was overdependent on Huawei’s 5G technology — and …