“The fact that they say they are doing it because they signed the agreement in a hurry and they did not understand its effects is hardly a convincing argument.” Mr Johnson met with some Downing Street rebels on Wednesday to agree on a compromise that would live up to their demands. The bill will return to the House of Commons next week when MPs debate clauses that give British ministers the power to repeal parts of the Northern Ireland Protocol. Mr Johnson defended the bill on Wednesday in a speech to a high-level committee and said he believed the EU might not negotiate in good faith with the UK on the implementation of the deal. In a joint statement with No 10, Mr Green, chairman of a centrist group of Conservative MPs, said: “The Internal Market Act should allow MPs and colleagues to vote on the use of these powers through a legal instrument. Number 10 has reached an agreement with some Tory MPs unhappy with plans to give the government the power to repeal parts of the UK`s Brexit deal. The statement stated that there was a “near-unanimous agreement” within the party that the government “can use these powers as a last resort, that there must be legal certainty and that no further changes to those powers are necessary.” It comes after rebels joined the opposition on Tuesday in supporting a motion paving the way for a law that delays Britain`s withdrawal date. Anne Milton: She has abstained since leaving her post as minister in July, but attended a meeting on Tuesday with other likely rebels in Westminster. Unlike Mr Hammond and Mr Gauke, Mr Grieve has been a high-level brexit rebel over the past two years – and he has opposed Theresa May`s withdrawal deal three times. “Because these are two distinct paths: first, the withdrawal agreement that the UK has broken, and the next one will be the future relationship,” the diplomat said. She voted three times against Theresa May`s Brexit deal and said there were no promises to leave voters or remain younger.
Both parties have a duty to act in good faith under Article 5 of the withdrawal agreement – but it is difficult to prove a lack of “good faith” or “better efforts” – another phrase in the Treaty. The EU is considering two main options: bring the UK to the European Court of Justice or continue negotiations, and then give the UK government the choice of abandoning the corresponding clauses of the Internal Market Act in order to guarantee a trade agreement or leave without agreement. “Now it`s Britain,” said one official. But she joined the rebel ranks when the bill, which paved the way for a further delay in Brexit if no deal is reached, was voted on for the first time. On Wednesday, Boris Johnson negotiated a deal with conservative rebels in an attempt to avoid a possible partisan revolt and agreed to give MPs a vote before availing himself of powers of BRITISH domestic law that would be contrary to international law by violating the EU withdrawal agreement.