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I support Brexit but the Internal Market Bill is no way to deliver our new settlement

A former Lord Justice of Appeal says this legislation is contrary to the rule of law and British self-interest

By Richard Aikens  

Photo: Jens Kalaene/DPA/PA Images

The UK Internal Market Bill (UKIMB), currently making its way through the Lords, has caused much excited comment. The government has been accused by highly respected figures in law and politics of subverting the rule of law, of bad faith and of attacking democracy. The government’s top legal civil servant, Jonathan Jones, resigned over the bill. What’s it all about?

The problem starts with the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, attached to the revised Withdrawal Agreement (WA) concluded between the EU and Boris Johnson’s government in…

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