Brexit LIVE: Carrot or stick? EU threatens Truss with trade war if olive branch not taken

Ministers are concerned that Liz Truss’s plans to overhaul the 2019 Brexit deal could take as long as a year to implement due to plots to stop new legislation passing through Parliament.

The former Tory cabinet minister Lord Patten said yesterday he would oppose the “utterly intolerable” legislation.

“If Johnson intends to try and override a deal that he himself signed I cannot, as a Conservative, support this in the Lords and I am sure that will be the case with many of my colleagues,” he said.

“But then we don’t have a Conservative government.

“What we have is an English nationalist government with a cult of Johnson.”


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