Dominic Grieve, attorney general (chief legal adviser to the government) under David Cameron, led Tory MPs’ slinging against Boris Johnson last fall to block a no-deal exit. This convinced Europhile was then expelled from the party.
LE FIGARO. – What do you think of the draft “law on the internal market” pushed by Boris Johnson?
Dominic GRIEVE. – I am obviously not in favor of this decision. Announcing that we are going to pass a law that breaches an international obligation is a rather rare and unusual situation. Something that hadn’t been seen in modern UK history. By doing this, Boris Johnson tramples on a principle of government that is laid down in the ministerial code and in that of the Civil Service (the civil service).
The Attorney General, a position I have held, has the duty and the mission of explaining what is legal and what is not. And the Minister of Justice, by oath, must enforce the state