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Labour’s @LouHaigh grills Brandon Lewis on HMG’s contentious plans for the protocol:

She says Jones’ exit shows concern “runs to the very top”

Johnson negotiated the WA and campaigned on it, she points out

She says the PM looks like he’s using NI as “a political football”
Ouch! Former PM Theresa May asks Brandon Lewis how the UK government “can reassure future international partners” that it’ll respect agreements it enters into

She says the UK government is “now changing” how the NI protocol operates after singing up to it with the EU
May’s question to Lewis: "How can the government reassure future international partners that the UK can be trusted to abide by the legal obligations of the agreements it signs?"
A 2nd Tory MP expresses their disapproval

Simon Hoare says he shares May’s concern that the UK is at risk of no longer being a “country that keeps its word and abides by international obligations””

He asks Lewis to reassure him that he understands how serious these issues are
Visible bemusement on opposition benches as Brandon Lewis says the government’s plans for the NI protocol *do* breach international law, but in a “limited” way...
Labour MPs are piling in on the government after Brandon Lewis in a pretty astonishing answer to Tory MP Bob Neill said the NI protocol plan does breach international law

@wesstreeting asks: “Why should anyone at home or abroad trust a single word this country says?”
Story: In a genuinely jaw-dropping moment in the House of Commons, Brandon Lewis admits that the UK government's plan for the Northern Ireland protocol would break international law…
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