Boris Johnson’s bill is “very bad for the reputation of our country”

INTERVIEW EXCLUSIVE – This former attorney general of the Cameron government and convinced Europhile reacts to the draft “law on the internal market” pushed by the Prime Minister.

Dominic Grieve: “How to criticize China for what it is doing in Hong Kong after this?  We are doing the same thing as Beijing, which chose to override an international agreement in favor of Chinese law. ”
Dominic Grieve: “How do you criticize China for what it is doing in Hong Kong after this? We are doing the same thing as Beijing, which chose to override an international agreement in favor of Chinese law. ” TOBY MELVILLE/REUTERS

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

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