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Johnson Presses on With Brexit Law-Break Plan After Lords Defeat

  • Peers remove clauses giving powers to override Brexit treaty
  • Prime minister says market bill defends integrity of the U.K.
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The U.K.’s House of Lords rejected government plans to break international law over Brexit, putting the onus back on Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who immediately vowed to push ahead with the legislation.

Peers voted late Monday to remove the most controversial parts of the Internal Market Bill, which gives ministers the power to unilaterally rewrite parts of the Withdrawal Agreement that Johnson signed with the European Union.