David Cameron – Breaking an international treaty obligation should only be used as last resort.
Today, as the internal market bill is sent to parliament, Geoffrey Cox, former attorney general under Theresa May has done a piece in the times news paper in the hope it stops MPs from backing Boris Johnson bill.
Geoffrey said: “When the Queen’s minister gives his word, on her behalf, it should be axiomatic that he will keep it, even if the consequences are unpalatable.
“What ministers should not do, however provoked or frustrated they may feel about an impasse in negotiations, is to take or use powers permanently and unilaterally to rewrite portions of an international agreement into which this country freely entered just a few months ago.”
“We, the British government and Parliament, have given our word. Our honour, our credibility, our self-respect and our future influence in the world all rest upon us keeping that word,”.
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