Monday, September 14, 2020

UK's Johnson defends planned law, says EU 'unreasonable'

UK's Johnson defends planned law, says EU 'unreasonable'
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his plan to unilaterally rewrite Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union is an insurance policy against the bloc's unreasonable behavior, comments that came as his former attorney general joined a growing number of once-loyal lawmakers condemning the contentious move.

Johnson said Monday that a planned law designed to override portions of the Brexit withdrawal agreement was needed because the EU might "go to extreme and unreasonable lengths" in its treatment of former member Britain.

"I have absolutely no desire to use these measures," Johnson told lawmakers as he introduced the Internal Market Bill in the House of Commons. "They are an insurance policy."..


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