WORLD UK admits planned Brexit deal change 'breaks international law'

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UK admits planned Brexit deal change 'breaks international law'

By AFP | AFP

22:17, September 08, 2020

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A British minister admitted on Tuesday that government plans not to apply parts of the European Union divorce deal relating to Northern Ireland breaks international law.

"Yes, this does break international law in a very specific and limited way," Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told MPs, but said there were "clear precedents" for such a move.

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