Blair and Major hit out at Boris Johnson’s plans to override Brexit deal

Former prime ministers urge MPs to reject legislation, saying it endangers Irish peace process

Boris Johnson is facing mounting criticism over his plans to introduce legislation to override his Brexit deal, as former prime ministers Sir John Major and Tony Blair criticised the threat to break international law.

Major and Blair united to urge MPs to reject the legislation, saying it imperils the Irish peace process, trade negotiations and the UK’s integrity – despite the prime minister saying that Brussels could “carve up our country” without his new bill.

The former Conservative and Labour leaders united to condemn Johnson’s UK internal market bill in an article for the Sunday Times.

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