Shadow foreign secretary Lisa Nandy pushed ministers on sticking to the UK’s international obligations, following the resignation of Sir Jonathan Jones– the Federal government’s legal head.She stated:
” In the last 6 months (Dominic Raab) has actually openly advised Iran, Israel, China and Russia of their obligations under international law. I agree with him.
“So does he agree with me and with the most senior legal authorities in Federal government, who has actually acted with honour and principle this morning, that when the Prime Minister briefs that he will unilaterally wreck our international responsibilities under the Withdrawal Agreement, it weakens our moral authority, it harms our national interest and it makes a mockery of his attempts to stand up for worldwide law.
“And will he ensure this House that he, as the Foreign Secretary, will never choose changes which violate our global obligations?”
Mr Raab reacted: “I certainly respect all of the brilliant civil servants that work for us, I use to work as a Foreign Office lawyer myself. What I can say to (Ms Nandy) is that I marvel that she would open this to concern.
“That we ought to, as we go through the uncertainty of altering our relationship with the EU, ensure that as concerns to the internal market within the UK, there’s optimum certainty for companies and obviously we will legislate to that impact.”