David Lammy has accused Boris Johnson of playing right out of a Donald Trump playbook after the United Kingdom pushes the Internal Market Bill through Parliament as a shield of protection against the EU, who threatened a food blockade on Britain.
Lammy has been hard at work to push the EU’s narrative of saying the U.K. is breaking international law by even pushing this bill through parliament. Last week Boris did a deal with the Tory Rebels who wanted a Parliamentary vote before the powers in this bill were able to be activated.
In the Guardian Newspaper, Lammy said: “The conservatives have abandoned the rule of law, abandoning an international agreement which we signed up to just a year ago and then claiming as we go to negotiate trade deals with the rest of the world that they can’t see this,” he said. “It’s a very, very curious position. I’ve never seen it in my lifetime.”
Lammy then states that London’s position in these negotiations has been taken straight out of Donald Trump’s playbook with the Guardian saying: “Lammy said it was “populism” and compared it to the no-holds-barred politics of the Trump White House. “It’s a playbook. Notes are passed, strategies discussed,”.
With this reaction from the remainers, it’s clear to see the route Boris is going down with the Internal market bill is the correct route. The EU is now clearly on the back foot, and this compromise with the Tory rebels is just window dressing to legitimise the implication of the powers from the bill.