Brexit news latest: Priti Patel claims Government 'absolutely not' breaking law with Internal Market Bill as Boris Johnson fails to quash revolt

Rebecca Speare-Cole
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Priti Patel has claimed the UK is not breaking the law: Sky News
Priti Patel has claimed the UK is not breaking the law: Sky News

Priti Patel has claimed that the Government is "absolutely not" breaking the law by amending the UK Internal Market Bill as Boris Johnson fails to quash a growing Tory revolt.

When asked on Sky News if Brandon Lewis was wrong to say the Government was breaking international law, the Home Secretary said: "We are absolutely not doing that." She added: "The purpose of the bill is to ensure we preserve the integrity of the United Kingdom."

Meanwhile, Sajid Javid and Lord Hague became the latest senior figures to join the rebels after David Cameron became the fifth former prime minister to express misgivings about the move. It comes after the bill passed the first Commons hurdle on Monday.

In other news, the Government has admitted it is preparing for the “reasonable worst case” scenario ahead of Brexit as a leaked report warned of queues of 7,000 lorries in Kent and significant delays to cross into the EU.

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