Brexit news - live: Amal Clooney quits UK envoy role over Boris Johnson’s ‘lamentable’ bill

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(AP)

Leading international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has resigned as a special envoy for the UK government over the prime minister’s “lamentable” decision to pass the international law-breaking Internal Market Bill.

Donald Trump's special envoy to Northern Ireland has warned Boris Johnson against creating a “hard border by accident” on the island of Ireland through breaching the Northern Ireland protocol of the Brexit treaty.

Meanwhile, the European Union said Boris Johnson’s plan to override the Brexit deal has distracted from negotiations over future trading arrangements.

Commenting towards the end of a week where the UK government’s controversial Internal Market Bill has dominated headlines, Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, said the prime minister’s plan was an “unpleasant surprise” which had “distracted very strongly” from trade talks ahead of the looming Brexit deadline.

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