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Gove claims bill protects UK
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Gove claims bill protects UK

    Michael Gove has defended the government’s plan to override parts of its own Brexit deal with the EU, claiming the internal market bill was necessary to protect the territorial integrity of the UK. He also insisted that the government is acting within the rule of law and was behaving in a constructive and pragmatic way, despite the Northern Ireland secretary admitting the new legislation would breach international law. The Cabinet Office minister, who was doing the rounds of TV and radio programmes on Saturday morning, told BBC Breakfast the EU could put the integrity of the UK at threat without the controversial legislation the government is trying to push through in the face of outrage even within the Tory party. We’re doing our part generously to help protect th...