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Boris Johnson's ego is leading Britain down a political sinkhole

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Brandon Lewis, our current Secretary of State, is probably one of the few politicians who is in danger of being sacked not for telling untruths, but for being too truthful with his answer about the proposed new Internal Market Bill in the House of Commons last week. He said about the new Bill in a quote that will dog this Government forever: "This does break international law in a very specific and limited way."

The nonsense of trying to qualify this breaking of international law brought nothing but ridicule and scorn upon Lewis and the rest of Boris Johnson's Government.

Alliance leader Naomi Long jokingly but robustly responded by saying: "I'm not sure you can be a little bit illegal. It's a bit like being a little bit pregnant."

The shocked and angry reaction by the European Union, and in particular Taoiseach Micheal Martin, to Johnson's unilateral decision to interfere with the already signed Withdrawal Agreement on Brexit was profound.

Mr Martin strongly emphasised the undermining of trust that this unilateral decision by the British Government created. It had the potential to drag Northern Ireland once again centre stage and had the potential to be divisive........

© Belfast Telegraph

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