Teamed up: nThe two former prime ministers, who unsuccessfully opposed Brexit in the 2016 EU referendum, claim the PM’s UK Internal Market Bill will damage the Irish peace process and trade talks.
Their attack comes ahead of MPs debating the bill in the Commons on Monday, with Mr Johnson facing a sizeable Tory backbench rebellion and an attempt by rebel MPs to amend the bill.
In a highly significant intervention, the Labour leader, Sir Keir Starmer, has revealed that if the government “fixes” MPs’ concerns – allows amendments to the bill – then Labour is prepared to back it.
Teamed up: Writing in The Sunday Times, the two ex-prime ministers said: “We both opposed Brexit. We both accept it is now happening
“But this way of negotiating, with reason cast aside in pursuit of ideology and cavalier bombast posing as serious diplomacy, is irresponsible, wrong in principle and dangerous in practice.
“It raises questions that go far beyond the impact on Ireland, the peace process and negotiations for a trade deal – crucial though they are. It questions the very integrity of our nation.
As the world looks on aghast at the UK – the word of which was once accepted as inviolable – this government’s action is shaming itself and embarrassing our nation.” Read More..