Boris Johnson's Brexit legislation enabling the UK to break international law has passed the committee stage after MPs backed a Government compromise. Tory backbench pressure forced the Mr Johnson to agree to amend the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill in order to give MPs a vote before the Government can use powers which would breach the Brexit divorce deal brokered with Brussels last year. It will now return to the floor of the House for a third reading. The news comes as Brussels has renewed its legal threats, with Maros Sefcovic, the EU commissioner in charge of the implementation of last year’s Brexit agreement saying that Brussels was “studying all legal options on the table” if the UK failed to back down.
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