UK Internal Market Bill: Northern Ireland

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 24th September 2020.

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Photo of Suella Braverman Suella Braverman The Attorney-General

The legal basis for the Government’s proposals was set out in the statements of 10 and 17 September. Those made it clear that it is entirely proper, entirely constitutional and lawful in domestic law to enact legislation that may operate in breach of international law or treaty obligations. It is a pretty basic principle of law, and if the hon. Gentleman is having trouble understanding, I would be very happy to sit down and explain it to him.