Leicester & Boston stories mentioning Brexit, 2020-09-13–2020-09-16

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Here’s what you need to know about Boris Johnson’s controversial Internal Market Bill

bostonstandard.co.uk

3:28 pm Updated 3:29 pm Boris Johnson returns to Downing Street following the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on September 15, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images) After a considerable and often impassioned debate, MPs voted on 14 September to back Boris Johnson’s proposed Internal Market Bill by 340 votes to 263. Though the controversial proposals will still need to pass several further rounds of votes, including in the House of Lords where serious opposition is expected, last night’s vote means the legislation has passed the first major hurdle on the way to becoming law. While the government claims the bill is necessary to protect Northern...