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The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.

The Internal Markets Bill could damage the relationship between the UK’s four nations, the archbishops of Canterbury and York and the heads of the Church in Scotland, Wales and Ireland say.

It comes as peers are due to have their first say on the legislation.

The bill would allow aspects of the EU Withdrawal Agreement to be superseded.

Opponents argue that it breaks international law and have vowed to stop or amend it.

MPs overwhelmingly backed the Internal Markets Bill last month but resistance is expected in the Lords, where Boris Johnson does not have a majority.

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of Wales John Davies, Archbishop of Armagh John McDowell and the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church Mark Strange have written a rare joint letter in the Financial Times. Read more

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The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.The leaders of the UK’s Anglican Churches have warned the government that its new Brexit bill could set a “disastrous precedent”.