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15th September 2020, 16:30

'Strange & poisonous' atmosphere surrounding Brexit as UK pushes forward with Internal Market Bill, says Brussels-based journalist Georg Von Harrach

The proposed law giving Boris Johnson's government the power to override parts of the Brexit agreement with the EU has passed its first hurdle in the UK Parliament.

The Internal Market Bill would override part of the international treaty when it comes to goods on the island of Ireland, in the event of the UK and the EU not agreeing a future trade deal.

The Prime Minister described it as an "insurance policy”. However the EU is angry, threatening legal action should the UK breach international law.

Our reporter Ros Astengo spoke to Brussels-based journalist Georg Von Harrach, who described the 'strange and poisonous' atmosphere now surrounding Brexit talks.