PM calls EU tactics ‘extreme’ while defending breaching international law

Boris Johnson faces mounting rebellion from Tories including former chancellor, Sajid Javid

Boris Johnson accused the EU of preparing to go to “extreme and unreasonable lengths” in Brexit talks as he defended breaching international law amid a mounting rebellion from Tory backbenchers.

The former chancellor, Sajid Javid, became the most senior of the prime minister’s past cabinet colleagues to say they could not support the UK internal market bill in a Commons vote tonight.

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