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13 Sep 2020

Blair and Major unite against Brexit plans

The Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has defended the Government’s plans to override parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement as a “break the glass in emergency provision” – if it was needed.

Boris Johnson is facing a growing rebellion among senior Conservatives over his controversial Internal Market Bill – while former Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Sir John Major urged MPs to reject it, saying it risked putting the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK’s integrity at peril.