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A claim that Boris Johnson decided to breach international law after the EU had threatened to disrupt food exports from Britain to Northern Ireland (see 10.19am) has been condemned as “fake news”, amid growing outrage over the prime minister’s plans to renege on the withdrawal agreement, my colleague Daniel Boffey reports.

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