Boris is set to reintroduce the controversial no-deal internal market bill next week. The EU is said to be furious about the decision. The legislation will be pushed by the commons next week including the two clauses that some say would break international law.
When this was introduced last time, the EU threatened to walk away from negotiations if it passed.
This legislation has one aim, and that is to secure the UK’s internal market from EU interference if a Brexit deal wasn’t completed.
Regardless of the outcome between frost and Barnier over the weekend, the internal market bill will contain the two controversial clauses which were removed by the House of Lords.
The PM spokesperson said: “The clauses represent a legal safety net to protect the integrity of the UK’s internal market and the huge gains of the peace process.
“Of course, we are committed to working in the joint committee to find a solution, but we have an obligation to the people of Northern Ireland to ensure they continue to have unfettered access to the UK under all circumstances.”
“We are committed to working hard to try and reach an agreement with the EU.
“Talks are ongoing – there are still some issues to overcome.
“Time is in very short supply, and we are at a very difficult point in talks.”
“What is certain is that we will not be able to agree on a deal that does not respect our fundamental principles of sovereignty and taking back control.”