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Everyone should obey the law, PM Johnson says after government admission

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves Downing Street in London, Britain September 9, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he expected all Britons to obey the law after his government admitted that proposed legislation could break international law by overriding parts of a divorce deal agreed with the European Union.

Asked how he could expect people to obey the law if his government was willing to undermine it, Johnson replied in parliament: “We expect everybody in this country to obey the law.”

Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison

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