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Would you buy a used car from this government?

Its high-risk and unprincipled Brexit gamble is without justification or precedent, says one of the UK’s most senior former diplomats

By David Hannay  

Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images

Last week the government took another lurch into that post-Brexit quagmire of its own making, when it tabled the Internal Market Bill which it admits breaks international law. The first lurch occurred in February when, within days of Britain leaving the EU, the government dumped the Political Declaration on the future relationship to which it had signed up a few months before. That broke plenty of diplomatic china and condemned the negotiations which have been going on since then to deadlock; but it did not break the law. Now…

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