Govt minister's 'illegal' admission means Conservatives are no longer the party of law and order

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis said he expects the UK would “break international law” with its proposals to change how a key agreement with the EU operates.

He told MPs it would be in a “very specific and limited way” but his Labour counterpart, Louise Haigh, described the admission as “absolutely astonishing” and warned it would “seriously undermine” the UK’s authority on the international stage.

Commenting, Best for Britain CEO Naomi Smith said:

“Boris Johnson has helped turn the Conservative Party from being the party of law and order into the party that breaks the law.

“Through his U-turns and vacillations about an EU trade deal, he has also turned it from being the party that backs business to the party that breaks business.

“And, with every frustrating twist of this miserable tale, he has helped drive a wedge between the nations that make up Great Britain, turning the Conservatives from the party of the Union to the party that may well be responsible for breaking up the Union.

“It’s hard to imagine a worse legacy for a Conservative Prime Minister.”