UK could rewrite treaty-breaking Brexit bill as part of EU deal – Bloomberg

Oct 18 (Reuters) – Britain could rewrite its Internal Market
Bill, currently passing through parliament, as part of a Brexit
deal with the European Union, Bloomberg news reported https://bloom.bg/2FFjLvD
on Sunday.

The bill would give the British government the right to
override parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, the binding divorce
treaty that it has signed with the European Union.

British senior minister Michael Gove will hold talks on the
issues covered by the new law in a joint committee meeting on
Monday with the EU’s Maros Sefcovic, Bloomberg said.

The bill was passed by the UK’s lower chamber of parliament
last month and is due to be debated in the House of Lords on
Monday.

Legislators are unlikely to reject the draft law entirely
this week, but are certain to take out the most controversial
parts in the weeks ahead, the report said citing people familiar
with the matter.

The bill seeks to protect free trade between Britain’s four
nations once a Brexit transition period ends.

Britain says the bill will not be needed if negotiations on
future relations with the EU, notably trade, are successful.

Meanwhile, Gove said on Sunday the door remained “ajar” for
talks to continue on a post-Brexit trade deal if the EU altered
its approach.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday that Britain
should prepare for a no-deal exit unless the EU fundamentally
changed course.
(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Kevin
Liffey and Daniel Wallis)

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