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How does the Internal Market Bill breach the EU Withdrawal Agreement?

And what might happen next?

By Steve Peers  

The prime minister and Northern Ireland secretary in 2019. Photo: Han Yan/Xinhua News Agency/PA Images

On Wednesday the government asked parliament to vote for a bill that would enable ministers to break an international treaty. The Internal Market Bill, which aims to ensure that the UK’s own internal market is legally ready after the end of the Brexit transition period, says that ministers would have the power to override international law, and in particular the EU Withdrawal Agreement. What exactly does the government propose?

First of all,…

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