Tory rebels are plotting to scupper Boris Johnson’s plan to override parts of the Northern Ireland protocol.
The government announced last month plans to introduce new legislation to rip up parts of the hated deal, such as removing checks on goods travelling from Britain to Northern Ireland.
The Protocol-busting Bill had been scheduled for today but has been delayed due to turbulence within the Conservative Party.
But the plans have hit more problems, PoliticsHome has reportedly seen correspondence from “a senior figure advising the government on legal matters” arguing the plan would be a breach of international law — in contrast to government claims.
Meanwhile, senior Tory MP Tobias Ellwood has instead suggested that Britain rejoins the EU single market.
Mr Ellwood said that this would help ease the cost-of-living crisis and resolve “the difficult question on the Northern Ireland Protocol”.