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Brexit: Gove claims internal market bill protects UK integrity from EU ‘threat’

Cabinet Office minister says new legislation ‘entirely consistent with the rule of law’

Michael Gove has defended the government’s plan to override parts of its own Brexit deal with the EU, claiming the internal market bill was necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the UK.

He also insisted that the government was acting “within the rule of law” and was behaving in a “constructive and pragmatic” way, despite the Northern Ireland secretary admitting the new legislation would breach international law.

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