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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(...)

Sections of the internal market bill are expected to ‘eliminate the legal force of parts of the withdrawal agreement’ in areas including state aid and Northern Ireland customs. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Government sources on Sunday night called for calm, but suspected gamesmanship could be behind reports that Boris Johnson’s government could pres(...)