HOME Secretary Priti Patel today insisted that the Government is “absolutely not” breaking the law through the Internal Market Bill.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis had earlier told MPs the bill would “break international law in a very specific and limited way”.
However, when asked about his comments, the Home Secretary told Sky News: “We are absolutely not doing that.
“The purpose of the bill is to ensure we preserve the integrity of the UK … but also stay true to the people of Northern Ireland in terms of the Good Friday Agreement.
She added: “Parliament is sovereign when it comes to how international treaties are not only interpreted but applied through acts of parliament.”
The Brexit bill was last night passed its second reading with 340 votes to 263 – a majority of 77.
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