PM’s Brexit plan ‘does break international law’ as top legal adviser quits


Boris Johnson’s reported bid to override parts of the Brexit deal have been dealt a blow, after the head of the government legal department quit.

Jonathan Jones has resigned after concerns that Downing Street may be attempting to undermine parts of the Withdrawal Agreement, according to Whitehall sources.

The move means six top civil servants have now stood down this year, including the heads of several departments and the cabinet secretary Sir Mark Sedwill.

Downing St and Cabinet office have not commented on Mr Jones’ resignation.

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