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Brandon Lewis insists the Northern Ireland Protocol plan is legal – follow live

Labor MP says Johnson will never ‘change’ and Tories will always defend ‘inevitable’

Brandon Lewis has insisted that the new law designed to tear down part of the Northern Ireland Protocol is legal and that critics will “see” it when it is published tomorrow.

Northern Ireland minister told Sky News ‘ Sophie Ridge on Sunday This move will not violate international law.

But he refused to guarantee that the minister would publish the legal advice received on the issue.

The government is facing revolt over the plans by Tory lawmakers, concerned that the law would violate the UK’s international obligations.

Although Mr. Lewis said: Mr. Lewis said: “The law we outline tomorrow is within the law. What we’re going to do is legitimate and it’s right.”

The cabinet minister also accused the EU of being “disrespectful” about the offer of “flexibility” on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

he told the bbc Sunday Morning Program: “What the EU is offering is some flexibility depending on the protocol being implemented as a whole. It will actually be worse than it is today.”

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Boris Johnson ‘on probation’, says former minister

A former minister has said Boris Johnson is “on probation” and could be fired if he fails to win back the confidence of Tory lawmakers.

Lord Ian Duncan, who served in various ministerial positions under Theresa May and Boris Johnson after entering the House of Lords in 2017, said the prime minister “has a job” when 148 of his lawmakers voted in favor of his removal. Voted in A trust vote on Monday, acknowledging that the prime minister’s chances of staying in place for a long time were “slim”.

The prime minister won the vote, which was called after 54 MPs submitted a no-confidence letter to the backbench 1922 committee to issue the Sue Gray Report, detailing several gatherings in Downing Street during the pandemic, one of which The result was Police fines for Mr Johnson, his wife and chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Lord Duncan told BBC Scotland: “He has a task ahead of him, he is on probation.” sunday show,

“If he fails that probation, the Tory party will do what it always does with leaders who aren’t delivering — they’ll remove him.”

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‘No decision yet’ on whether to replace striking railway employees

Brandon Lewis said “no decision has yet been made” on whether agency workers would be brought in to replace the striking railway workers.

It is understood that Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has not ruled out the option, given the widespread industrial crackdown causing chaos to commuters.

Asked whether agency staff would be brought in to replace rail workers this summer, the Northern Ireland secretary told LBC Swarbrick on Sunday: “No decision has been taken yet

“Grant Shapps has said he doesn’t take anything off the table, he wants to look at all options to make sure we keep the railroad running.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 11:25

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Government must be ‘prudent’ with taxpayers’ money, says Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis said he would support bringing forward the chancellor’s planned income tax cuts “when we can afford to do it”.

The Northern Ireland secretary said the government must be “prudent” with taxpayers’ money.

Asked if he wants the 1p cut to happen before 2024, he told the BBC Sunday Morning: “I want it to come forward only when we can afford it.

We never shy away from it and I think it’s right that we find that balance. It’s a careful balance and I know it’s a chance the chancellor and the prime minister are determined to be right.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 11:10

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Boris Johnson’s drama threatens recession in Britain, suggests CBI

Business leaders have warned Boris Johnson that his government risks eroding business confidence and potentially driving Britain into a recession.

CBI Director General Tony Danker said he thought Britain could still avoid entering recession in the coming months.

But he cautioned: “There is a very simple chain of events that, when business confidence is high so businesses invest and grow, a recession is avoided.”

Our Whitehall Editor Kate Devlin The full story is:

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:55

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Donetsk. Boris Johnson ‘entirely engaged’ in trying to help execute the death penalty for British soldiers in

Brandon Lewis said the prime minister and foreign secretary are “fully engaged” in trying to help two British soldiers sentenced to death for fighting Russian forces.

Boris Johnson has ordered ministers to do “everything in their power” to secure the release of 48-year-old Sean Pinner and 28-year-old Aiden Aslin, with the pair “pretending” the UK government described as punishment.

Asked if Britain could really do anything, the Northern Ireland secretary told Sky News. Sophie Ridge on Sunday: “It is difficult to go into the details of a particular case. And obviously, especially without the consent of the persons.

“But the Foreign Secretary and the Prime Minister, I know, are fully engaged on this, working with Ukrainians because they were serving the Ukrainian Armed Forces, and so they are protected by the Geneva Convention, something like Which has been respected by all governments around the world.For decades now.

“This is something that Russia should respect as well. As I say, we have seen (Vladimir) Putin acting relentlessly over the past few months in disgusting and illegal ways.

“We have to keep that pressure up and do everything we can to support not only these families, but really everyone who is fighting for democracy in Ukraine.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:35

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Brandon Lewis says EU ‘outrageous’ and Northern Ireland Protocol scheme legal

Brandon Lewis has accused the EU of being “disrespectful” about the “flexibility” it offers over the Northern Ireland Protocol.

he told the bbc Sunday Morning Program: “What they’re constantly saying in the media and being reported as saying they’re offering flexibility. Well, they’re not.

“What the EU is offering is some flexibility depending on the protocol being implemented as a whole. It will actually be worse than it is today.”

He added: “Therefore, I think they are being hypocritical in suggesting that they are being flexible, when in fact they have not shown the flexibility that is needed for the people of Northern Ireland to address these issues. “

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:26

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Brandon Lewis insists the new law designed to tear down part of the NI protocol is legal

NI Secretary Brandon Lewis has insisted that the new law designed to tear down part of the NI protocol is legal and that critics will “see” it when it is published tomorrow.

The cabinet minister told Sky News’ Sophie Ridge on Sunday that the move would not violate international law.

The government is facing revolt over the plans by Tory lawmakers, concerned that the law would violate the UK’s international obligations.

Mr Lewis said: “We will set our legal position on this. People will see that what we are proposing addresses important issues within the protocol that do not work.”

He continued: “The legislation we will outline tomorrow is within the law. What we are going to do is valid and it is right.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:18

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Government plans to allow agency workers to fill up ‘disrespectful’ for striking employees, says union

A union chief has described as “outrageous” a potentially government plan to allow agency workers to fill in for striking workers.

PCS Secretary General Mark Servotka said Transport Secretary Grant Shapps should “try to resolve the dispute, not add petrol to the flames and make matters worse”.

Asked about government plans, Mr Servotka told Sky’s Sophie Ridge at Sunday’s event: “It would be a disgraceful act if the government goes down that road.

“We’ve already got the most restrictive anti-union law in all of Western Europe. It’s already incredibly difficult for unions and workers to get their labor back. There are so many legal loopholes to fly.

“If you think about what Grant Shapps is trying to do with that law, it is to make industrial action ineffective, and I believe that being able to take back your labor is a basic human right. .

“You only do this as a last resort and any attempt to bring people in to reduce disputes will not solve the problems.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:10

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Brandon Lewis accused of ‘talking through his hat’

Sinn Féin President Mary Lou McDonald said Brandon Lewis was “talking through his hat” by insisting the law does not violate international law by empowering ministers to scrap parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Will happen.

Mrs McDonald said: “Brandon Lewis is talking through his hat, and not for the first time.

“Brandon Lewis should know, the Tory government should know that where there are issues to be resolved with the protocol, there are issues to be smoothed out with its application, there are mechanisms through which this can happen.

“There is a desire here, there is a willingness to engage by the European Commission.

“But the British government has refused to engage, has not been constructive, has sought a destructive path and is now proposing to introduce legislation that would undoubtedly violate international law.

“And against the expressed democratic wishes of the people in the north of Ireland who went to the polls, who made their democratic decisions and who turned back the majority of members who supported the Protocol.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 10:00

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Government to establish ‘legal basis’ under new law on the Northern Ireland Protocol

Brandon Lewis said the government would set the “legal basis” outlining its new legislation on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Asked how people can be sure that Monday’s move does not violate international law, and especially if the government will publish legal advice, he told Sky News. Sophie Ridge on Sunday: “We are setting the legal basis on which we are pursuing this law.”

The environment secretary said: “We will set our legal position on this. People will see that what we are proposing addresses important issues within the protocol that do not work.”

chiara giordano12 June 2022 09:45

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