The COVID Diaries – 159 10th September
The Independent has reported:
“The strongly pro-Brexit Tory MP Sir Bernard Jenkin has expressed concern about the Government’s plans to override key elements of the Withdrawal Agreement.
“Sir Bernard, the leader of the Tory European Research Group, said the admission by ministers that provisions in the Internal Market Bill breached international law had been “very surprising”.
“The Prime Minister should be more mindful of the reputational damage of playing such hardball when there’s really no consensus from the country to go about breaking international agreements,” he told LBC radio. For Labour, shadow cabinet office minister Rachel Reeve said: “The Government promised the British people they would deliver their ‘oven-ready’ deal but just months later they are seeking to undo it, squandering valuable time and losing focus during a pandemic.”