Proposal to change UK’s Brexit deal will ‘break international law’ minister says

Published on September 8, 2020 by

A government bill promised by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson that will change the UK’s Brexit deal with the EU will ‘break international law’ according to one cabinet minister. The Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis admitted the new legislation would go against the treaty ‘in a specific and limited way’. The former prime minister Theresa May has warned the changes could damage trust in the UK over future trade deals. The latest round of trade negotiations between Britain and the EU started today. Our chief political correspondent Vicki Young reports.

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