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The PM’s actions threaten the UK’s global reputation

17 September, 2020

Prime Minister Boris Johnson

• I AM deeply concerned by the government’s plan to break promises made in the withdrawal agreement, an international treaty signed less than a year ago.

The Northern Ireland secretary admitted this would break international law. The internal markets bill would renege on commitments to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland and would set negotiations with Europe back to square one.

The Conservatives pride themselves on being the party of law and order, of economic stability and of the union. Now the government is openly breaking international law and paving the way to a no-deal economic disaster.

How can the Conservative and Unionist party jeopardise the hard-won peace in Northern Ireland?

The prime minister does not speak for ordinary Conservatives. He was elected to deliver a comprehensive, “oven-ready” deal with Europe, which would help communities and businesses like mine.

Yet his actions threaten not only the reputation of the Conservative Party but the global reputation of the UK as a trustworthy state.

NAOMI SMITH
CEO, Best for Britain

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