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Miliband says British business think no deal would be disastrous.
It is not a game. It is about the livelihoods of millions, he says.
Miliband turns to the fifth argument used by the government to defend the bill – that it breaks the law, but only in a limited and specific way.
He says this amounts to a new defence of law breaking. It is the Johnson defence, pioneered by Dominic Cummings, and implemented by Johnson.Continue reading…