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UK prime minister Boris Johnson. Photograph: PRU/AFP via Getty

Boris Johnson attempted to quell a burgeoning Conservative backbench rebellion on Monday, telling MPs his plan to break international law was necessar(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson said the measures contained in the Internal Market Bill to set aside parts of the Brexit deal were an ‘insurance policy’ he hoped would ‘never be invoked’. Photograph: PA Wire

Boris Johnson’s plan to break international law by reneging on the Brexit withdrawal agreement has survived a backbench rebellion to pass its first st(...)

David Cameron:  “Passing an act of parliament and then going on to break an international treaty obligation is the very very last thing you should contemplate, it should be an absolute final resort.” Photograph:  Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

David Cameron has joined all the other former living UK prime ministers in criticising Boris Johnson’s internal market Bill, that ministers admit will(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said while the UK  is ‘fully committed’ to implementing the Withdrawal Agreement and the Northern Ireland protocol, the government   is taking ‘limited and reasonable steps to create a safety net’

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis has said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement w(...)

British prime minister Theresa May campaigning in Eshott airfield, Northumberland, in May. She has repeatedly rejected the idea of excluding students from the Conservatives’ target of bringing net migration down to the tens of thousands. Photograph:  Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Theresa May’s determination to continue counting foreign students in the British government’s immigration target left her increasingly isolated on Thu(...)