MPs debate UK Internal Market Bill

14 September 2020, 19:02 | Updated: 14 September 2020, 20:44

MPs are debating Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill in the Commons today
MPs are debating Boris Johnson's Brexit Bill in the Commons today. Picture: PA
Nick Hardinges

By Nick Hardinges

Boris Johnson's Brexit legislation is being debated in the Commons amid an ongoing Tory rebellion over the Bill.

The prime minister opened the debate at 4:30pm and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove is expected to close it.

Mr Johnson's proposed law would give the UK Government the power to override key parts of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement that was signed off by the prime minister and ratified by the European Union.

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This has caused controversy on both sides of the Channel as it could break international law, which has caused some Tory MPs and a number of Conservative former prime ministers to speak out against the proposal.

Following the debate, MPs will vote on the legislation at around 10pm. And any Tories who vote against the Bill could face losing the party whip, according to reports.

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