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UK opposition Labour Party says Britain is trashing its reputation

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces the opposing bench as Keir Starmer, Britain's opposition Labour Party leader listens during question period at the House of Commons in London, Britain June 17, 2020. UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor/Handout via REUTERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s opposition Labour Party said the country was trashing its reputation by choosing to break international law, after the government said it would not withdraw a bill which breaches the terms of a treaty it signed with the European Union.

“The unvarnished truth is that the UK is breaking international law and trashing the UK’s reputation in the world in the process,” Labour’s top legal spokesman Charlie Falconer said in a statement.

Reporting by William James; editing by James Davey

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