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Brexit news: Boris Johnson defeated again in Lords, as ‘no-deal to cost more than Covid’

The House of Lords has voted to force Boris Johnson’s government to seek the consent of the devolved administrations before ministers…

By admin , in UK , at November 24, 2020 Tags:

The House of Lords has voted to force Boris Johnson’s government to seek the consent of the devolved administrations before ministers can exercise powers contained in No 10’s controversial Internal Market Bill.

It comes as Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey has said that a no-deal Brexit would cause even more long-term damage to the UK’s economy than the coronavirus pandemic. The influential figure told MPs a deal was in the “best interests of both sides”.

It follows an optimistic assessment of trade talks by Irish premier Micheál Martin, who revealed legal texts were now in play on all areas of the prospective trade deal. “I would be hopeful that by the end of this week we could see the outline of a deal,” said Mr Martin.

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